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EUPHORBIA - martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' / Spurge

    EUPHORBIA - martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' / Spurge

    Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow is a striking herbaceous perennial known for its showy and colorful foliage. The leaves are variegated with shades of green, cream, pink, and burgundy, making it an eye-catching addition to any garden. This plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is a hybrid of Euphorbia characias and Euphorbia amygdaloides.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Spread: 60-75 cm (24-30 in)
    • Flower color: Yellow-green
    • Flowering period: Spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Variegated with shades of green, cream, pink, and burgundy
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, average to dry soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 6

    Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in the garden. It is suitable for border planting, rock gardens, and mixed containers. This plant's colorful foliage adds interest to any garden and is a perfect choice for adding color to dull spots.

    Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow is a low-maintenance perennial that requires little care once established. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant, making it an ideal plant for low-maintenance gardens. This plant also attracts pollinators to the garden, adding to its value as a beneficial plant.

    Companion Plants:
    • Penstemon 'Husker Red' - The deep red foliage of the Penstemon provides a rich color contrast to the variegated foliage of the Euphorbia.
    • Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine' - The bright yellow flowers of the Achillea provide a stunning contrast against the variegated foliage of the Euphorbia.
    • Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles' - Both plants have similar height and spread, and the rich purple-blue flowers of the Veronica provide a beautiful complement to the variegated foliage of the Euphorbia.
    Care Instructions:
    Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate average to dry soil conditions. It requires full sun to partial shade and benefits from occasional watering during hot and dry periods. The plant does not require pruning but benefits from deadheading spent flowers to promote more growth.

    Final Thoughts:
    Euphorbia martinii Ascot Rainbow is a fantastic perennial that offers vibrant and colorful foliage to any garden. Its low-maintenance nature, drought tolerance, and deer resistance make it an ideal choice for low-maintenance gardens or adding a pop of color to dull spots. Its attractive variegated foliage and stunning contrast with ornamental grasses make it a beautiful and versatile addition to any garden.