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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Malodorous
Variegated
Other: Bluish-gray with cream margins
Flowers: Showy
Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
Flower Color: Other: Cream flowers and bracts with blue-gray striping
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Toxicity: Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP 19,027
Parentage: Sport of: Tasmanian Tiger

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Overwintering Euphorbia/Zone 5b? by EmpressOfIndia Jun 12, 2020 12:11 PM 7
Add species name? by plantladylin Nov 29, 2017 2:37 PM 2
Need help identifying! by Flynnonymous Nov 28, 2017 11:57 PM 5
Containers for Fall at a Favorite Nursery by Paul2032 Sep 28, 2014 8:26 AM 5
Hardy Euphorbias for the garden by rcn48 Sep 15, 2013 11:38 AM 163

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