- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 20 Inches
- Width 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 5-9
Looking for something different but you can’t put your finger on it? Never fear 'Ascot Rainbow' Spurge is here. Also known as Euphorbia martinii, this is a low growing evergreen subshrub (20 inches in height) that looks stunning in masses. This plant has an upright bushy habit with creamy green and white variegated leaves. The top of each growing tip has a tinge of magenta pink that gives off a tropical vibe. The flowers are unique and diverse saucers that are multi-colored pink, green, and white. These flowers bloom from Spring to Summer.
Euphorbia is known to be tough in more ways than one. Steer clear of its milky sap which can cause dermatitis. Deer and rabbits don’t have an appetite for their toxic defenses. Euphorbia is heat, drought, and salt tolerant. Mixed borders close to driveways where salt runoff can be an issue is not a problem for this plant. It makes an excellent filler in containers and makes a surprising focal point in the landscape especially on a sloping hillside.
Ascot Rainbow Spurge Care
Don’t worry about babysitting this beauty, because it can literally take care of itself. Just give it part to full sun conditions. Make sure that the soil is well-draining. It will thrive with average to less than average watering needs. Apply fertilizer or compost annually to help invigorate new shoots and blooms. Diseases and pest issues are not a problem either.
Euphorbia is a hardy perennial that thrives in zones 5 to 9. Since this plant is evergreen the leaves can withstand the cold winter. Just trim back the flower shoots in the late Summer or early Fall and come Spring this plant will be as good as new.
Ascot Rainbow Spurge Spacing
Handle Euphorbia with care especially when planting it. Protect your arms and wear gloves when handling its foliage. Give at least 20 inches of space between plants when planting them. Euphorbia will fill in the gaps within no time.
Ascot Rainbow Spurge Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 20 Inches
|Mature Width: 20 Inches
|Plant Spacing: 20 Inches
|Growth Habit: Upright
|Flower Color(s): Green, Pink, White
|Flower Shade: MulticoloRed
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Late Spring
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Variegated
|Resists: Deer, Rabbits
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt
|Features: Low Maintenance
|Uses: Border Plant Container Landscape Specimen or Focal Point
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Euphorbia martinii USPP 21,401, Can COPF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.