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Euphorbia marginata 'Summer Icicle'

Euphorbia marginata 'Summer Icicle'
snow on the mountain

Synonym(s) Euphorbia variegata
Common name snow on the mountain
Family euphorbiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white (summer)
Size 18-24"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at warm room temperature; self-seeds modestly in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-October

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.
As with all euphorbias, the milky sap can cause allergic reactions in some people.

Euphorbia marginata 'Summer Icicle'
snow on the mountain

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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 75F (94%G, 3-10d)
  2. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 75F (9d; 50%G, 5-7d)
  3. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 75F (35%G, 2-4d)
  4. Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 75F (40%G, 4-8d)

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