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Commonly known as Milkweed, Spurge
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Deciduous - elliptic to oblong-lance-shaped leaves 6cm (2½in) long
Height - 90cm (36in)
Spread - 90cm (36in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - robust perennial with erect, pale green stems. Leaves turn yellow and orange in autumn. Flowers are produced in terminal cymes to 15cm (6in) across.
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
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.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, grey mould (Botrytis)
Place of origin - southern Scandinavia to Spain to western Caucasus, western Asia, Russia (western Siberia)
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Pruning group - Pruning group 4
Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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