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Euphorbia – Efanthia – Wood Spurge – Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid

Garden Height
14 - 20
Spacing
16 - 18
Spread
12 - 18
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Green
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

An improved variety featuring evergreen, smooth foliage and burgundy cool-weather color. Bushy, compact habit, drooping and non-curling leaves.

Features

An improved variety featuring evergreen, smooth foliage and burgundy cool-weather color. Bushy, compact habit, drooping and non-curling leaves.

Award Winner

Drought Tolerant

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

These plants begin blooming in early spring and by late spring to early summer they are done. Deadheading won't keep them blooming longer. However, removing the old flowers once the plant has finished blooming will encourage the plant to branch more and the next spring you should see an increase in flowers thanks to a better branched plant.

Perennial Euphorbias should be pinched or topped down to 4 to 6 inches above the ground in mid spring. This will give the plant time to branch and develop enough body and structure to bear the winter's cold. As the temperature drops in the fall and early winter flower buds initiate that will bloom in spring (providing the winter has been mild enough not to freeze the dormant buds.) You can protect the plant from these winter temperature fluctuations with heavy mulch or even rose cones.

Plants in the spurge family often will bleed a milky, white sap if cut or wounded. This sap is a form of latex. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure from the euphorbia that Proven Winners sells. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphorbia. Poinsettias are in this same family. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia.

Uses Notes

Use in containers and beds

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 70° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinch necessary but plants can be pinched if desired. Florel is effective at increasing branching.

Plants at saleable size can be held using cold temperature.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

-For Fall Magic production grow under light shade especially under high heat conditions.

Plants that are allowed to bulk up over the winter will flower in the spring of the first season. Those plants brought in for spring production without vernalization will not bloom uniformly until the next season.

Plants in the spurge family often will bleed a milky, white sap if cut or wounded. This sap is a form of latex. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure from the euphorbia that Proven Winners sells. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphorbia. Poinsettias are in this same family. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia.