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Euphorbia corollata

Euphorbia corollata
flowering spurge; poison spurge; prairie baby's breath

Common name flowering spurge; poison spurge; prairie baby's breath
Family euphorbiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (early summer)
Size 3'
Light sun
Seed ripenslate October

We got this at a native plant sale quite a few years ago. Over the years, I've gone back and forth on the question of its gardenworthiness - luckily, my lack of resolve paid off, because this plant has really grown into its prime in the last few seasons, with bountiful sprays of tiny white flowers that last for weeks. The small upper leaves have white margins, but the variegation is subtle - not obvious unless you get real close.
Unlike many other euphorbias, it's not a thug - I've seen no spreading by seed or roots.

Euphorbia corollata
flowering spurge; poison spurge; prairie baby's breath
Fantastic fall color - this photo taken in mid-October

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 garden. Whitish-grey ball seeds. Baggy 70F (5w; no G). Bottom heat did not help. Another attempt starting with baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (~20%G, 3-11d)

Apparently needs some cold conditioning before germination.

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