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EvergreenSpoon-shaped, matt, dark-green leaves 2.5-8cm (1-3in) long, red beneath, becoming darker in winter.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Softly hairy perennial with reddish green stems. Produces flowers in terminal cymes 20cm (8in) tall.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Partial shadeOr light dappled shade.
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritantThese plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insects. Remove stems after flowering to promote new basal growthPests & DiseasesAphids, grey mould.Place of originEurope, Turkey, Caucasus.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Purple
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Growing & Caring for Euphorbia
- Evergreen pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading in June - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video