• Euphorbia palustris

Euphorbia palustris

Marsh Spurge
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Tall herbaceous perennial
  • Elegant foliage, colourful in autumn
  • Acid-yellow flower bracts
  • Full sun; warm, sheltered aspect
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Description

Euphorbia palustris, March Spurge is a showy herbaceous Euphorbia that grows rapidly in Spring and rewards with its bright acid-yellow flowers and foliage that turns yellow, orange and red in the autumn. A very easy-to-grow plant, Euphorbia palustris is one of the few Euphorbias that prefers a moist retentive soil rather than the more usual dryish free-draining substrate.

Euphorbias are the only genus in the entire plant kingdom to possess cyathia, a unique specialised pseudanthia or false flower which here, in the case of Euphorbia palustris group together in cymes to form a large inflorescence.

A cyathium is the floral envelope or involucre that surrounds each group of tiny true flowers - both male and female - consisting usually of simplified male flowers which have just one pedicel, anther and filament and a single female flower in the center comprising of a pedicel, a three-part ovary and no petals. The involucre usually has specialised leaves called cyathophylls or cyathial leaves that surround the cyathium and give a flower-like appearance to the inflorescence.

Additional Information

Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Sub-Family Euphorbioideae
Synonyms Euphorbia brachiata, Euphorbia palustris var. angustifolia, Euphorbia sauliana, Galarhoeus palustris, Tithymalus fruticosus, Tithymalus palustris
Geographical Origin Europe, Western Asia
Cultivation Full sun; warm, sheltered aspect. Will tolerate some shade. Stake if necessary in more open aspects. Moist soil
Eventual Height 80cm
Eventual Spread 90cm
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial. Mulch in winter

Euphorbia palustris

Marsh Spurge
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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