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EUPHORBIA x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'

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Family

Euphorbiaceae

Botanical Name

EUPHORBIA x martini 'Ascot Rainbow' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Ascot Rainbow Martin's Spurge, Martin's Spurge

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General Description

Martin’s Spurge is a hybrid between the European native Euphorbia amygdaloides and the Mediterranean Euphorbia characias. The cultivar ‘Ascot Rainbow’ is a compact, tender, evergreen spurge with a clumping, upright habit and lance-shaped leaves with the pointed ends attached to the red stems. The leaves are multi-hued in shades of cream and green/blue with stunning red-pink blushing on the new growth throughout cooler months. Flowers appear above the foliage in many branched clusters. They have circular bracts of cream, lime and green surrounding small red to brown star-like nectar glands.

Martin’s Spurge is a tough plant. It grows well in just about any soil as long as it is well-drained. Full sun is preferred, but will take some shade. It is beautiful in containers which are best in colder zones, but spreads to form tidy mounds in beds, boarders and as edging in warmer locations. Martin’s Spurge is drought, deer and rabbit resistant. Use in masses in the garden and cut a few of the unusual flowers heads for interesting arrangements.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 7

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    20"-36" / 50.8cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Bronze, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Green, Blue Green, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Green, Blue Green, Rose, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Green, Blue Green, Pink, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Green, Blue Green, Pink, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Bark Color

    Red, Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No