EUPHORBIA polychroma

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EUPHORBIA polychroma

Cushion Spurge
(epithymoides)
Select Item No. EA240

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

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.
 
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 / groundcover
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.84615 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
260
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
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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