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EUPHORBIA myrsinites

Myrtle Spurge
Select Item No. EG236

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1000 Seeds

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Southern Europe to Central Asia
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Umbel clusters of chartreuse blooms and grey-green, wintergreen foliage, very decorative. Drought tolerant. Great for planting on walls or along walkways. Early spring flowering. Avoid contact with the milky sap of the leaves that can cause dermatitis.
Historical: Genus allegedly named for Euphorbus, 1st century doctor to King Juba II of Mauritania.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: thick and succulent grey-green leaves that combine splendidly, wintergreen
Growth Habit: groundcover / hanging, trailing, weeping / mat-forming / low-growing / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10.75269 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
93
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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