Euphorbia marginata 'Summer Icicle'
Bushy annual grown for its variegated foliage. Somehow I had a smaller plant in mind when I planted our seedlings up along our front walk at front of border. They grew a bit unwieldy, so next year they'll go further back. The white margins get wider as the season progresses - the photo at right was taken about a week later than the one at top.
||snow on the mountain
||germinate at warm room temperature; self-seeds modestly in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below
As with all euphorbias, the milky sap can cause allergic reactions in some people.
Ours regularly grow so tall that they flop over. I never bother with staking anything, so plants that don't want to stand up on their own have to get used to being ground covers. In this photo, one plant still stands tall, while the other has toppled onto the lawn, and will soon be consumed by Max's lawnmower.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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|Charles||Sep 15, 2009||I have "this?" plant but it grows on a long green stem, to 2 1/2' and its flower produces a green tri-seed bulb that when it turns brown in the fall I may pick the seeds or let fall and germinaate in the spring. The seeds were given to me years ago and I was told they were from Sicily? I have been told that there are many variations of this marginata plant? I enjoy the fact that no insect or bird infects this plant! I receive lots of compliments.|
I agree - this plant can make quite a statement. We did see some volunteers in the garden this year, but they didn't reach the full potential displayed by the ones I started indoors in March. I imagine the self-seedlings do better in warmer zones.
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 75F (94%G, 3-10d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 75F (9d; 50%G, 5-7d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 75F (35%G, 2-4d)
- Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 75F (40%G, 4-8d)
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