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.