Snow on the Mountain (Euphorbia marginata 'Kilimanjaro') in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 1 to 3'
Plant Spread: 1 to 2'
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
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: White
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Milky sap can be a skin and eye irritant and is toxic if ingested.
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover lightly
Pollinators: Various insects

Beginning to bloom.

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Location: NE WashingtonDate: September 2011
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Location: NE WashingtonDate: September 2011
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Location: NE WashingtonDate: September 2011Euphorbia marginata, container grown.  These were volunteers from
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Posted by woofie (NE WA - Zone 5a) on Aug 27, 2014 3:11 PM

I first planted these, from seed, in 2009, and I had a little trouble getting them to grow. The following year I had volunteers in many of the nearby containers. It's now 2014 and I am finding them growing hundreds of feet away from the original planting site, without having tried to grow them since the original 2009 planting. I didn't notice them anywhere for the past couple of years, so it would seem that the seeds will stay viable, at least for a while. This year's volunteers are growing in recently cultivated areas.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Please help with an ID !!! by jojoe Aug 17, 2012 3:47 PM 5
Trading for 2012 by valleylynn May 31, 2012 9:48 AM 171
Hardy Euphorbias for the garden by rcn48 Sep 15, 2013 11:38 AM 163

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