What do you think of Euphorbia, Do any of you grow them?

Deedee

What do you think of Euphorbia, Do any of you grow them?

Post by Deedee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:07 pm

Ive just seen this pic on another forum im a member of and i like it, I googled and found more that i like, what do you think, are any of you growing them?

Euphorbia Martinii..

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Euphorbia Martinii WALEUPHRUD Rudolph..

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Just found this one on Ebay, Euphorbia Fens Ruby, Look at the Purple stems and leave's, Lovely :)

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kata

Re: What do you think of these, Do any of you grow them?

Post by kata » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:35 pm

So Dee,

You know what they are.
Euphorbia Martinii WALEUPHRUD Rudolph
....I thought they looked like red hot pokers before the flower turns up. Nice plants Dee.

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Deedee

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Post by Deedee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:39 pm

Kata, I like them but after looking on Ebay im confused lol, there are some beauties, im just wondering if anyone grows them and can give me some advice, hardiness etc..

Kristen

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Post by Kristen » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:48 pm

Don't like to rely on my memory, but I'm as good as certain that we have Martinii in the garden here.

Trudytropics

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Post by Trudytropics » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:17 pm

Deedee I have martinii, lovely plants. The three I have planted this year have romped away and take little in the way of care, just cutting off dead flowers heads in autumn. I have had very large varieties in the past sorry name escapes me, they were fully hardy. The only thing worth worrying about is the sap (which is milky) is very irritating and can be painful on the skin, it never bothers me, but I have my hands in bleach etc throughout the day so am quite tough :lol:

GoggleboxUK

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:26 pm

Ihave Euphorbia but not Martianii. Not sure what mine is to be honest but it's a silvery grey variegated variety.

Are Euphorbia hardy?

Trudytropics

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Post by Trudytropics » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:30 pm

Yes :D

At least the ones i have grown in the past, there may be some less cold tolerant, they are very worthy of their place in the exotic garden IMO. I like them for the foliage and the fact the flowers don't look like flowers :lol:

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Post by The Codfather » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:37 pm

never heard of them....any pics
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:40 pm

Thanks Trudy ;)

Coddy, here are mine, right at the top of the waterfall:

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Deedee

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Post by Deedee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:42 pm

Thanks All icon_thumleft The more i see the more I like :)

Goggle, there are some lovely Variegated one's, The one on top of your waterfall is gorgeous, much bigger than i thought and Tropical looking, love it.

Trudy, Some are Hardy, Perrenial, Spring flowering, Winter flowering, Im still investigating and growing more confused lol, The more i see, the more I want :0

Kristen, Maybe you could take cuttings/seeds for your new Tropical garden icon_thumleft

GoggleboxUK

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks Deedee, this type (which I think is called Blue Wonder) can grow up to 75cm tall.

I should point out that Euphorbia are poisonous. All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested, contact with their milky sap may irritate skin.

Deedee

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Post by Deedee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:12 pm

Im on Ebay Goggle looking for yours :) Trudy mentioned the irritation, I think we have lots of poisonous plants in our gardens, as long as I dont make a salad with them hahaha, Thanks for the warning..

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Post by Adam D » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:22 pm

Funnily enough I bought a Euphorbia martinii the weekend before last and was planted out on Sunday.

My favourite one that I have grown is stygiana. I have grown it for 6 years now and was cut down right to the ground by the last two winters, but has come back well this year with some of the shoots now just over 2 feet tall :)

Here it is before it was cruelly cut down.
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Deedee

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Post by Deedee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:32 pm

Oh WoW thats amazing Adam, Gonna look for it..

I googled Stygiana, look what was on top of the list hahaha..http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... f=1&t=3612
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Post by pdid » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:32 pm

I`ve got some Pasteurii seedlings in the greenhouse which i`ll hopefully plant out next year. The common ones found in GC`s over here are hardy and many are prolific self seeders, however the species Euphorbia is vast and consists of many varieties close in appearance to succulents.

Apologies if i`ve got the species/ variety terminology wrong I`m still pretty new at this!

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