Mýrastigi

Euphorbia dulcis 'Chamaeleon'

Sweet Spurge

Euphorbiaceae

Height

30 - 50 cm

Flower colour

green (inconspicuous flowers)

Flowering time

August

Foliage colour

burgundy

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

garden variety

Euphorbia is a very large and diverse genus in the family Euphorbiaceae, with close to 2000 species. Their common features is a toxic, milky white sap and small, insignificant flowers surrounded by bright coloured modified leaves The best known member of the genus is without doubt the poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - comes true from seed, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored outside until germination. It self-seeds moderately and seedlings can easily be transplanted. 

Burgundy foliage. Self-seeds sparingly. The species is native to Europe.

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