Real World Gardener NEW Euphorbia Diamond Frost in Plant of the Week

April 8th, 2016

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

New Euphorbias:Euphorbia Diamond Frost

Euphorbia Stardust Pink Glitter and Euphorbia Stardust White Sparkle.

Some of you may know Euphorbias in the perennial border.

Did you know that the variation within this genus is amazing, some people might even say awesome.

From low-growing garden weeds called petty spurge to giant, cactus-like succulents.

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Euphorbia Diamond Frost

Segue to an annual called Gypsophila or baby’s breath. What do they have in common with several newish cultivars of Euphorbia for your garden

Let’s find out …I'm talking with the Plant Panel; Karen Smith editor of Hort Journal magazine, and Jeremy Critchley wholesale nursery owner www.thegreengallery.com.au

The petals are actually small and dainty like baby’s breath, but there are so many of them that the leaves are scarcely visible.

These new delicate looking but tough, high impact Euphorbia plants flower every day of the year in warmer climates.

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Euphorbia Diamond Frost

Stardust is more compact than Diamond Frost and is ideal for patio pots and garden borders in full sun positions.

 

Heat and drought tolerant, a truly low maintenance plant.

 

Euphorbias all produce a mostly white latex which they oozes out of the stems when cut, and this sap is often toxic.

 

If you have any questions about growing Euphorbia white Stardust or Pink Stardust why not write in to realworldgardener@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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