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Euphorbia - Spurges

Euphorbia (Spurge) is a very large genus of plants which include a vast array of flowering plants in all shapes and sizes. They range from annuals, perennials, evergreen or deciduous plants to shrubs and trees. Incredibly showy, durable and easy to grow, most Euphorbias are low maintenance plants, deer resistant and enjoy a great heat and drought tolerance. Ideal for beds, borders or rock gardens, they always create a stunning display in the garden.

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Euphorbia 'Blackbird' (Spurge)

Noted for its exceptionally dark foliage which contrast brilliantly with the lime-green flowers, Euphorbia 'Blackbird' or 'Nothowlee' (Spurge) is a bushy, dwarf evergreen sub-shrub or great ornamental interest.

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Euphorbia ammak 'Variegata' (Candelabra Spurge)

Euphorbia ammak 'Variegata' (Candelabra Spurge) is a striking evergreen succulent with a short trunk and upright branches in the shape of a branched candelabra. The entire surface is marbled with creamy-yellow and pale blue-green.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow' (Wood Spurge)

Euphorbia amygdaloides Ruby Glow' (Wood Spurge) is a compact, nicely branched, evergreen perennial with rosettes of leathery, ruby red leaves when young, which mature to purple-black. They contrast with bright cherry red stems from which arise sprays of showy, yellow inflorescences borne on chartreuse floral bracts in late spring or early summer. The eye-catching appearance of this spurge makes it a great ornamental plant in gardens and containers.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Wood Spurge)

Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Wood Spurge) is a spreading evergreen perennial forming colonies of rosettes of shiny, deep green, leathery leaves from which arise large rounded sprays of showy, lime-green flowers in late spring or early summer which last for months. Perfect under trees, in woodland settings, very attractive ground cover.

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Euphorbia canariensis (Canary Island Spurge)

One of the most striking and picturesque plants, Euphorbia canariensis (Canary Island Spurge) is a small succulent shrub adorned with up to 150 vertical branches as thick as a man's arm. Branching from the base, the deep green to reddish stems are usually 4 sided (sometimes 5 or 6)  with regular pairs of dark shining spines along the four corners of the stems.

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Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' (Spurge)

A stunning plant for year-round interest, Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' is an evergreen subshrub with beautifully variegated foliage and long-lasting flowers. Upright, it features erect stems with spirally arranged, narrow, gray-blue leaves adorned with creamy-white margins. In spring, they are topped with broad conical heads of chartreuse flowers, which consist primarily of creamy bracts with a green eye. The overall effect is very eye-catching.

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Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger' (Spurge)

A stunning plant for year-round interest, Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger' is an evergreen subshrub with beautifully variegated foliage and long-lasting flowers. Upright, it features erect stems with spirally arranged, narrow, gray-green leaves adorned with creamy-white margins. In spring, they are topped with broad conical heads of chartreuse flowers, which consist primarily of creamy bracts with green center blotches. The overall effect is very eye-catching.

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Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean Spurge)

Dramatic addition to any garden! Mediterranean Spurge is a statuesque evergreen shrub which enjoys months of chartreuse flowers.

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Euphorbia cornigera (Horned Spurge)

Perfect for brightening a shady corner of the garden, Euphorbia cornigera (Horned Spurge) is a very showy, clump-forming perennial which enjoys weeks of bright yellow-green flowers.

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Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' (Cypress Spurge)

A very unusual groundcover, Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' (Cypress Spurge) is a fast-spreading rhizomatous perennial noted for its colorful foliage and long-lasting chartreuse flowers.

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Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress Spurge)

A source of fascination in the garden for its interesting flower heads, Euphorbia cyparissias is a very showy perennial which enjoys months of chartreuse flowers.

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Euphorbia griffithii 'Fern Cottage' (Spurge)

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fern Cottage' is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial noted for its showy burnt orange flowers and red-tinged leaves. Emerging rich bronzy-red in spring, the foliage of narrow, lance-shaped leaves turns mid-green in summer before warming up to glowing yellow and orange in the fall.

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Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' (Spurge)

Regarded as one of the easiest and most reliable spurges, Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial noted for its showy orange-red flowers and red-tinged leaves. Emerging rich bronzy-red in spring, the foliage of narrow, lance-shaped leaves turns mid-green in summer before warming up to crimson red in the fall.

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Euphorbia hypericifolia 'Diamond Delight'

Euphorbia hypericifolia 'Diamond Delight' is a tender evergreen perennial, usually grown as an annual, boasting a profusion of tiny white double flowers reminiscent of baby’s breath from late spring to the first frosts. Although the flowers are very small, the plant makes a great visual impact because the blossoms are so numerous and they have extra petals.

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Euphorbia hypericifolia 'Diamond Frost'

Euphorbia hypericifolia 'Diamond Frost' is a tender evergreen perennial, usually grown as an annual, boasting a profusion of tiny white flowers reminiscent of baby’s breath from late spring to the first frosts. The upright stems are clad with widely spaced, narrow, gray-green to bright green leaves. Blooming continuously all season, this Euphorbia enjoys a mounding habit and can be used as a filler in floral arrangements.

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