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Euphorbia (Winter Hardy Semi-succulent Spurge)

Spurges belong to a very broad genus with numerous species, which are found throughout all continents. Several hardy members show a very decorative foliage and have some inflorescences with bright colored bracts (i.e. pseudo petals). In general most spurges are easily cultivated in any rich, rather well drained, rocky to sandy soil in a sunny spot. Few species native of woods can be successfully grown in a very humus-rich soil in partial shade.
Note: The white latex sap from injured parts has strongly skin and eye irritating properties in most Euphorbia species, thus handle plants with care and preferably wear gloves when transplanting.
Sow flat in any rich, sandy soil and keep soil slightly moist until germination occurs. Keep pots always in a sunny spot. Transplant seedlings as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. amygdaloides (Wood Spurge)

Euphorbia amygdaloides var. amygdaloides (Wood Spurge)

100cm, Wood Spurge is native of semi-moist woods throughout Europe and northern Asia. It makes annual to biannual, wintergreen semiwoody stalks from a perennial rootstock and glossy, dark green oval leaves which have a very showy purplish tinge in late winter and spring. The numerous flowers are surrounded by yellowish-green bracts. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4534 € 4,99*
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Euphorbia characias ssp. characias

Euphorbia characias ssp. characias

100 (150)cm, a perennial species native of sunny, rocky sites in the western Mediterranean region. It makes basally branching, biannual to semiwoody perennial stalks with showy bluish green foliage and a conical inflorescence with numerous small, purplish-brown flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny, protected spot. This beautiful species is fully winter hardy in Central Europe. Plants from Sardinia (Italy) have slightly more pubescent inflorescences than those found on Mallorca (Spain). III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex Crete, Greece)0047 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Crete, Greece)
(ex Crete, Greece)
seed package (ex Mallorca, Spain)4524 € 4,99
seed package (ex Mallorca, Spain)
ex Mallorca, Spain)
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)4234 € 4,99*
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)
(ex Sardinia)
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Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii

150 (200)cm, a very tall, impressive perennial spurge species native of sunny, rocky sites in the western and central Mediterranean region. It makes basally branching, biannual to semiwoody perennial stalks with showy bluish green, large foliage and a dense and tall conical inflorescence with numerous small yellowish-green flowers surrounded by large, cup-shaped bracts. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny, protected spot. This beautiful species is fully winter hardy in Central Europe. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package4533 € 7,99
Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress Spurge)

Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress Spurge)

20 (40)cm, Cypress Spurge is native of meadows and open spots in woods throughout Eurasia. It is a biannual to short-lived perennial species with upright stalks densely covered with linear, bluish-green leaves. Its' numerous flowers are surrounded by nicely contrasting yellowish-green bracts with a reddish-purple tinge in full sun. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4554 € 4,99
Euphorbia esula ssp. esula (Leafy Spurge)

Euphorbia esula ssp. esula (Leafy Spurge)

70 (110)cm, Leafy Spurge is a perennial herbaceous species native throughout Central and Southern Europe. Makes several stems branching from the base. It has nice bluish-green foliage and yellowish-green petal like bracts. In subspecies esula the leaves are broadest towards the apex. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4568 € 4,99
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Euphorbia griffithii (Griffith's Spurge)

Euphorbia griffithii (Griffith's Spurge)

40 (70)cm, Griffith's Spurge is a perennial herbaceous species native throughout the Himalayan and adjacent countries. Makes several reddish stems branching from the base. It has narrow foliage and yellowish-green petal like bracts in a broad and rat flat inflorescence. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4585 € 4,99
Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge)

Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge)

140 (180)cm, Caper Spurge is an annual or biannual stout species native of dryish sites from Southern Europe (France, Italy, and Greece) to Northwestern Africa and Southwest Asia. It makes a perfectly upright tall stalk with alternate opposite, broadly lanceolate dark green leaves and yellowish-green bracts in a loosely branching inflorescence. It is cultivated in gardens for its supposed properties to repel moles and voles.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package 4675 € 2,99
Euphorbia macrostegia (Persian Wood Spurge) Exclusive

Euphorbia macrostegia (Persian Wood Spurge) Exclusive

100 (140)cm, Persian Wood Spurge is similar to the wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides) and a rare species native of semi-moist woods from southeastern Europe through Asia Minor. It makes annual to biannual, wintergreen semiwoody stalks from a perennial rootstock and glossy, dark green oval leaves. Its numerous flowers are surrounded by nicely contrasting yellowish-green bracts. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4522 € 4,99
Euphorbia myrsinites (Myrtle Spurge)

Euphorbia myrsinites (Myrtle Spurge)

20 (30)cm, Myrtle Spurge makes most ornamental, perennial, creeping shoots densely covered with evergreen, glaucous, and slightly succulent leaves topped with a yellow inflorescence in late spring to early summer. Native of the E Mediterranean region and Asia minor. Easily grown in any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in full sun. Ideal for the rock garden. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3455 € 4,99*
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Euphorbia palustris (Marsh Spurge)

Euphorbia palustris (Marsh Spurge)

120 (160)cm, Marsh Spurge is native of semi-moist spots and swamps throughout Europe, where it has become rather rare due to denaturation of its' habitats. It makes annual stalks from a perennial rootstock and middle green oval leaves. Its numerous flowers are surrounded by nicely contrasting yellowish-green bracts. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained and preferably semi-moist soil in partial shade to full sun. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4539 € 4,99
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Euphorbia stricta (syn. Euphorbia serrulata)

Euphorbia stricta (syn. Euphorbia serrulata)

50 (80)cm, Upright Spurge is a perennial herbaceous species native throughout central and eastern Europe, where it has become rather rare in its habitat, open, deciduous woods on limestone. Makes several reddish stems branching from the base. It has nice dark green foliage and yellowish-green petal like bracts. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4579 € 4,99*
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Euphorbia thompsonii (Thompson's Spurge)

Euphorbia thompsonii (Thompson's Spurge)

50 (80)cm, Thompson's Spurge (formerly listed as Euphorbia spec. 001) is an endemic and rarely seen perennial species from Central and Western Cyprus and Southwestern Turkey. It makes annual to biannual shoots with a woody base and a terminal inflorescence with pale greenish-yellow bracts above narrow oval, fresh green leaves covered with fine hairs. Its habit is similar to Euphorbia characias ssp. characias, which is a distinct species however. For any rich, well drained substrate in pots. Not reliably winter hardy, keep plants drier in winter in full sun at a minimum of some 5°C. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package6306 € 4,99
(ex Akavas, Cyprus)
Euphorbia veneris (Aphrodite's Spurge) Exclusive

Euphorbia veneris (Aphrodite's Spurge) Exclusive

15 (30)cm, Aphrodite's Spurge makes short prostrate stems with bluish-green leaves and terminal yellowish-green inflorescences. Native of rocky sites in full sun in mountains on Cyprus. For any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. Excellent in the rock garden. V-IV.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6328 € 7,99