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

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

Post by PaulPlants » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:24 pm

I really like Euphorbia and also grow E. martinii 'Rudolph'.

E. peplus is a fairly common 'weed' on our clay soil, but I really enjoy this plant and allow it to seed around the garden.


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Tom and Shell
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Re: What do you think of Euphorbia, Do any of you grow them?

Post by Tom and Shell » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:10 pm

fern Rob wrote:
Tom and Shell wrote:
MikeC wrote:I've got a mellifera, great looking plant, really eye catching.

Us too :D love it
By any chance did you purchase it from Braithwell?

Sure did Rob :D


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

Post by stephenprudence » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:44 pm

My E. mellifera is developing a primary stem now, so technically it's a tree.. it's about 7 feet tall. I'll get a photo soon!
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Re: What do you think of Euphorbia, Do any of you grow them?

Post by Adam D » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:55 pm

stephenprudence wrote:My E. mellifera is developing a primary stem now, so technically it's a tree.. it's about 7 feet tall. I'll get a photo soon!
Sounds great Stephen.

A photo would be good.

My pasteurii keeps making it to about 4 or 5 feet tall and then gets cut down to the ground by ice and frost :(


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

Post by JoelR » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:38 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
JoelR wrote:I'm on the look out for EUPHORBIA CLAVAROIDES var.TRUNCATA. Could be the most cold and wet tolerant succulent euphorbia there is.

Did you find it and how did it do?
Yes Kris I did track one down at Cotswold garden Flowers. Currently lives in one of my cold frames, second winter now and producing offsets which I can experement with in future. Another one for the arid bed is Euphorbia myrsinites. Recently got one so too soon to say how it performs. I'm hoping it won't sprawl too much.


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