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Euphorbia amygdaloides purpurea

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By Janey


Euphorbia amygdaloides purpurea (Euphorbia amygdaloides (Wood spurge))

Couldn't resist this Euphorbia today, with its dramatic purple foliage and lime- green bracts in early spring....:o)



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lovely foilage janey, like it :o)

4 Nov, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I like it to , I think I have one , I will have to check my list .. :-)

4 Nov, 2010

 

That is such an interesting plant...how big does it grow? I have to be mindful of available space.

4 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks girls, the label says 28ins high Jacquie, a lot taller than the couple I already have, not sure about the spread though I would think a large clump over a few years....is yours Amy?
I really like them for early spring, just when things start to awaken, and these begin to unfurl their new growth...:o))

4 Nov, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Mine was new last year Janey , the label only tells me it will grow to 1- 2ft high ,nothing about it's width , typical evergreen , flowering period April / May , we will be able to compare notes next spring .. :o))

4 Nov, 2010

 

Love the colour comination Wine and Lime, [it sounds like a Cocktail Cheers]

4 Nov, 2010

 

Euphorbias are great aren't they. I never know what to do with them when they get straggly though. Can you cut them back?

4 Nov, 2010

 

We grow this one Karen but I do not cut it back like I do the larger varieties, it usually dies down in the winter.

4 Nov, 2010

 

When you cut back the big ones, do you cut the stems right down to the ground Daisy?

4 Nov, 2010

 

Oh nice....

5 Nov, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I don't bother to cut them down Karen , as Dd says they die down of their own accord ..

A word of warning i've been checking them out in my book and it says ... ' All parts are poisonous . In addition the milky sap can cause severe skin irratation ' .. so be careful !

5 Nov, 2010

 

Will do Amy....Mum used to have a weeny Euphorbia on her rockery when I was a child, I loved picking the lime-green stems, and watching the milk ooze out....never tasted it though as it smelt bitter like dandelion sap.

5 Nov, 2010

 

Lovely think i would have got it aswell if i'd seen it.

5 Nov, 2010

 

were gloves they are a skin iritant. the sap .... i cut down the oldgowth on my big ones and let the new come up . you get a nice busy plant then. i have a lovely one at the front . must take a pic .but i like the colour of yours ermmm does look tasty lol

5 Nov, 2010

 

Not to the ground Karen, as I say I am talking about my giant ones (6ft tall)........

5 Nov, 2010

 

lol me too ;0)))

6 Nov, 2010

 

Morning Cristina! I checked my garden and I have 3 more...:o)) Not this type though, bright emerald green leaves and limey bracts in Spring......wonder which they are?

6 Nov, 2010

 

Lovely, I have put it in my favs as a reminder for next year.

17 Nov, 2010



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