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EUPHORBIA



Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.


Very varied genus of about 2000 species of annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi-evergreen or herbaceous perennials, deciduous or evergreen subshrubs, shrubs and trees and succulents. Many uses including for mixed borders, woodland gardens and rockeries though notice should be taken of the milky sap which can irritate the skin and no part should be eaten. Amygdaloides (wood spurge) and cyparissias (cypress spurge) are UK natives. Many are attractive to insects.


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  • Pests & Diseases - Aphids on herbaceous euphorbias, mealy bug on succulent ones. Grey mould.
  • Place of Origin - widely distributed in temperate sub tropical and tropical regions.
  • Deciduous - or evergreen sub shrubs, shrubs and trees.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi evergreen. Floral parts are usually much reduced, cupped by bracts in yellow, red, purple, brown or green.
  • Succulent
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.

Buy Varieties of EUPHORBIA

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea  AWARD

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea  >


Commonly known as: Wolf's milk, Wood spurge.
(rubra) - reddish bronze foliage, upright growing
MULTIBUY
individually £9.00 each, 3+ £7.50 each

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides var robbiae

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides var robbiae  >


Commonly known as: Wolf's milk, Wood spurge.
Lime-green-yellow flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £9.00 each, 3+ £7.50 each

EUPHORBIA 'Blackbird'

EUPHORBIA 'Blackbird'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Deep red stems, blue-green leaves and dome-shaped yellow flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

EUPHORBIA characias

EUPHORBIA characias  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Flowers green with chocolate centres
MULTIBUY
individually £10.00 each, 3+ £8.00 each

EUPHORBIA characias 'Black Pearl'

EUPHORBIA characias 'Black Pearl'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Flowers are greenish-yellow with a distinctive black eye
MULTIBUY
individually £10.00 each, 3+ £8.00 each

EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'

EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Dazzling silver variegated foliage and silver variegated flower heads
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

EUPHORBIA characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'  AWARD

EUPHORBIA characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
A variegated leafed form of E.characias with a neat shape and one of the most attractive leaf-flower combinations
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

EUPHORBIA characias wulfeni

EUPHORBIA characias wulfeni  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Extra large flowers, lime-green
MULTIBUY
individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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EUPHORBIA 'Copton Ash'

EUPHORBIA 'Copton Ash'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Narrow grey-blue foliage and green-yellow flowers. Long flowering period
MULTIBUY
individually £10.00 each, 3+ £8.00 each

EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'

EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'  >


Commonly known as: Cypress spurge, Wolf's milk.
spreading form with feathery bluish leaves and yellow-green flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each

EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Orange Man'

EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Orange Man'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Feathery blue-green foliage, tinted orange in autumn. Yellow flowers in spring, ageing to orange/red
MULTIBUY
individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

EUPHORBIA 'Diamond Frost'

EUPHORBIA 'Diamond Frost'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Clouds of airy white flowers throughout spring and summer but not hardy
MULTIBUY
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each

EUPHORBIA griffithii 'Fireglow'

EUPHORBIA griffithii 'Fireglow'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Orange-red
MULTIBUY
individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

EUPHORBIA x martinii

EUPHORBIA x martinii  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Shrubby spurge with acid yellow flowers and good autumn colour
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

EUPHORBIA x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'

EUPHORBIA x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Hardy all year round foliage colour. Blue-green leaves edged yellow and tipped with pink in winter
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

EUPHORBIA mellifera

EUPHORBIA mellifera  >


Commonly known as: Honey spurge, Wolf's milk.
Tall shrubby spurge with acid yellow flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

EUPHORBIA myrsinites   AWARD

EUPHORBIA myrsinites  >


Commonly known as: Blue spurge, Creeping spurge, Wolf's milk.
Fleshy procumbent stems and leaves with terminal clusters of yellow flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each
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EUPHORBIA palustris   AWARD

EUPHORBIA palustris  >


Commonly known as: Milkweed, Spurge.
Clump forming species with green leaves turning yellow in autumn and long lasting deep yellow flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each

EUPHORBIA polychroma

EUPHORBIA polychroma  >


Commonly known as: Cushion spurge, Wolf's milk.
Acid yellow flowers
MULTIBUY
individually £8.50 each, 3+ £7.50 each
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EUPHORBIA 'Redwing'

EUPHORBIA 'Redwing'  >


Commonly known as: Spurge, Wolf's milk.
Striking yellow-green flower heads in spring
MULTIBUY
individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
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3 options from £6.00

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2 options from £6.00

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