EUPHORBIA polychroma

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EUPHORBIA polychroma

Cushion Spurge
(epithymoides)
Select Item No. EG240

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South Germany and Southeastern Europe: dry woodland edges and slopes.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Low maintenance perennial coming into Spring flower following daffodils. Chartreuse-colored flowering bracts. Avoid contact with the milky sap of the leaves that can cause dermatitis.
Historical: Genus allegedly named for Euphorbus, 1st century doctor of King Juba II of Mauritania.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: light yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: glaucous green colored leaves with warm autumn colors of yellows to bronze
Growth Habit: round / clumping / low-growing / bushy
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.42478 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
226
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
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: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
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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