(Coastal Plain Joe-Pye weed)
Coastal plain Joepyeweed, often called the dwarf Joepyeweed, is a slightly shorter-growing perennial with butterfly-attracting purplish pink flowers in late summer. This species is native to the moist areas of the Piedmont of the extreme eastern United States. The mid-green leaves are arranged in whorls on the purplish stems.
Grow coastal plain Joepyeweed in a moist garden soil with average to good drainage. This plant naturally grows in wet, acidic sandy soils. Although full sun will yield the...
Gerald L. Klingaman
White snakeroot is an upright clumping perennial native to the woodlands of the eastern United States. Its clusters of soft, fluffy, white flower clusters allure bees and butterflies in the late summer to early fall. Foliage is gray-green in color and stems are stiff and brownish red.
White snakeroot requires a rich alkaline soil, with plentiful watering and partial shade. This perennial is great as a cutflower or planting in the back of the border or as a companion to taller ornamental grasses...
(Chocolate Snakeroot, White Snakeroot)
Chocolate snakeroot is an upright clumping perennial native to the woodlands of the eastern United States. Its clusters of soft fluffy white flower clusters allure bees and butterflies in the late summer to early fall. Leaves of cultivar 'Chocolate' are colored mainly a deep purple with brown or bronze tints with stems are stiff and brownish purple.
Chocolate snakeroot requires a rich alkaline soil, with plentiful watering and partial shade. Remove wandering rhizomes if a meadering cluster...
James H. Schutte
(Blue Haze Spurge, Spurge)
‘Blue Haze’ combines icy blue foliage with lemon yellow flowers for a real eye-popping display. Developed in England by plant breeder Robin White, this patented hybrid is the result of a cross between the species Euphorbia nicaeennsis and Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana, which are native to portions of Europe and the Middle East.
The thick, succulent, red-tinted stems of this compact, bushy perennial are encircled with linear, powder blue foliage. The leaves...
James H. Schutte
(Redwing Spurge, Spurge)
The cool, blue gray foliage of this perennial spurge combines strikingly with its eye-popping yellow flowers displayed in spring. Bred in England by Bernard Tickner, it is the result of a cross between the species Euphorbia amygdaloides native to Europe and Turkey, and Euphorbia x martinii of France.
This compact hybrid forms a tidy mound of narrow, linear, blue-gray leaves which densely encircle its thick, upright stems. The foliage is evergreen to semi-evergreen...
(Despina Spurge, Spurge)
Compact growth, colorful foliage and brilliant flowers make this award-winning hybrid spurge a shining star for containers and gardens. Its thick, upright stems are densely encircled with linear, powder blue leaves which remain evergreen and attractive throughout the cold winter months. The stems are topped in spring by a display of vivid yellow-green flowerheads, which contrast beautifully with the cool-toned foliage.
For best performance, provide ‘Despina’ with full sun and well-drained soil...
(Kalipso Spurge, Spurge)
This modest, low-growing spurge forms a compact mound of thick, short stems encircled with linear, blue-green leaves. Showy, bright yellow-green flowerheads appear at the ends of the stems in spring. These are actually composed of colorful bracts surrounding small, inconspicuous flowers, and create a lovely contrast to the beautiful, cool-toned foliage. A patented cultivar, it was discovered in Germany as a sport of an existing hybrid, and is commonly sold under the name ‘Kalipso’
James H. Schutte
This remarkable tree-sized, branching succulent is a coveted landscape plant in arid, frost free regions. Originating from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, it is common in southern Africa where it was introduced long ago by traders, but is now listed as a threatened species in its native habitat.
Forming a branched, candelabra-like outline, this thorny succulent superficially resembles a cactus, but is not actually related to them. Its needle-like barbs are borne on vertical ridges that divide its...
One of the more beautiful large Euphorbia, slender candelabra has an exceptional upright form and produces many stems of bright green. In fact, mature wild specimens can produce as many as 50 branched stems. A native of southern Africa, specifically the Auas Mountains of Namibia and along the Orange River of Botswana, it is frost-tender but very tough and drought tolerant.
The upright, bright yellow-green stems of slender candelabra have distinct vertical ribs lined with pairs of dark...