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

Nigel Fear

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

Post by Nigel Fear » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:32 pm

Deedee wrote:Mark/Trudy, there are young children and animals in my garden, Ill have to think about where (out of the way) I could plant one :)
Trudy, Aeoniums are on my wishlist for next year, ill check Ebay for them, Thanks..
Dee, it's only when they're pruned they can potentially become toxic, and that;s only until the 'cut' has callused over, so as long as you keep them away then it'll be fine.

I never bother about gloves when I prune my Euphorbia's and have had contact with the sap on numerous occasions and never suffered any ill effects. Of course everyone's different though, I used to come out in a rash after touching strawberries and tomatoes.

Deedee

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

Post by Deedee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:41 pm

Thanks Nigel, That makes me feel better, I know lots of plants in our gardens are poisonous or the sap is an irritant, at least im aware and can keep kids and animals away, icon_thumright

MikeC

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

Post by MikeC » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:48 pm

I've got a mellifera, great looking plant, really eye catching.

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Going to get some of the others shown here, I love them!

stephenprudence

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

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:50 pm

Same here, E. mellifera.

palm lad

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

Post by palm lad » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:56 pm

i'd love to have a huge E. ingens somewhere but doubt they are tough enough for very cold weather :/

i always seem to want the plants that i'd find out they wont be hardy enough and so would be reeaaaalllllyyyyy complicated to grow with success :?

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:18 pm

simon wrote:Gogglebox, I think your variegated one might be E. characias 'Silver Swan'.

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Thanks Simon, just had a google and I think you're right. I'll have a close compare by pulling an image up and my phone tomorrow and holding it next to the real thing.

;)

Ian Cooke

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

Post by Ian Cooke » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:01 am

MikeC wrote:I've got a mellifera, great looking plant, really eye catching.

Image

Going to get some of the others shown here, I love them!
Yes E. mellifera is one of my favourites. I love the understated leaves and the honey scent when it flowers - great pic Mike!

I also like some of the variegated ones - got this one last spring from The Range but it wasn't labelled - could it be 'Burrow's Silver'?
Euphorbia 'Burrow's Silver' & mellifera-qpr.jpg
Out here in California lots of tender succulent types are grown. I particularly like E. tirucalii 'Sticks on Fire' that colours up in the cooler winter weather.
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’-qpr.jpg

Ian Cooke

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

Post by Ian Cooke » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:10 am

I also found this fasciated Euphorbia a year or so back - not attractive but quite bizarre!
Fasciated Euphorbia-qpr.jpg

caminthegarden

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

Post by caminthegarden » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:05 am

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

Are Euphorbia hardy?
variagated not so hardy ,several different named ones but all similar and gorgeous , Martianii good for dry shade , invasive and very tough and fen ruby can be very invasive too

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

Post by JoelR » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:22 pm

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

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

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:51 pm

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?

call

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

Post by call » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Ive got e. horrida striata, e. obesa, e. ferox and e. suzanne X bupleurifolia- All are succulents icon_thumright

Tom and Shell

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Post by Tom and Shell » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:10 pm

[quote="MikeC"]I've got a mellifera, great looking plant, really eye catching.

Us too :D love it
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Post by fern Rob » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:35 pm

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?

RozDevon

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

Post by RozDevon » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:18 am

I've got loads of them. All totally hardy. Went through the bad winters with no damage. Always in leaf all the year. Get yourself loads of them, they look great.

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