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Plant : Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
Are these the seeds forming?
Do they self seed ?
Do I need to remove them or leave it on?
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Yes those are immature seed pods in the top picture and yes it will self seed if given a chance. As you seem to have it in a container it wont have the same chance to do so one in the garden would.

6 May, 2011


It's Euphorbia amygdaloides OK, but I don't reckon it's 'purpurea'. There's nothing red or purple about it.
Mine has red stems under the flowers at this time of year.

I have a series of photos of three of mine that were eaten down to stumps by the dratted rabbits, so you can see them at different times of the year. They're here -

They always have a red/purple look to the foliage and / or stems.

6 May, 2011


Yes, they don't have red/purple look on the whole.
But under the leaves they are mildly purple and the stems are darker red.
I guess they are in shade/partial sun, so the leaves remain green.
Plant tag says it is 'Purpurea'. May be wrongly tagged.

6 May, 2011


Plants are frequently wrongly tagged, not necessarily the fault of the GC staff either. Customer pulls out a label, reads and puts back in the wrong pot...

7 May, 2011


so true.

7 May, 2011

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