Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’

EUPHORBIACEAE, The Spurge family

Lusciousness. What will they do next? We just got these in at the nursery and I have to say they are an amazing color and texture. I may be skeptical of new introductions, many of which are ridiculous, but as a painter/garden designer, I am in love with some of the new Heucheras, Hebes and these compact, well-behaved (right?) Euphorbias.

‘Blackbird’ is a sport of ‘Redwing’. These, along with ‘Red Martin’ are all E. martinii relations. Like many Euphorbias, they have chartreuse flower bracts in early spring. They are hardy in USDA zones 6 to 9 or so. Prune and tend with care and gloves- some people have a bad reaction to their milky sap.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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