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Euphorbia

'Ascot Rainbow'

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Species: 

Euphorbia x martinii

Unique foliage colour



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Height: 

50cm
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Spread: 

50cm

Full Sun

Dry


Plant Profile

Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’ has been selected for its distinct and unique variegated flowers and foliage which change with the seasons.

Spikes of flowers in a blend of cream, lime and green appear from late winter through spring. The foliage displays tones of cream, green and blue merging to stunning red and pink colouring throughout the cooler months of the year.

One of the major benefits of this new selection is its extreme tolerance to the hot and dry conditions being experienced in many areas around the world. In addition, 'Ascot Rainbow' is also very cold tolerant. It happily survives frosts, and even snow coverings, as pictured below. It truly is a variety for all conditions.

With no known pests or diseases and stunning foliage colour throughout the year being highlighted in cooler months of winter. E. ‘Ascot Rainbow’ with all its attributes will certainly be a true performer for the modern garden and landscape.

Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' celebrated in the USA.

ascot rainbow is cold tolerant

Cultural Care

Low water requirements. 'Ascot Rainbow' is dry tolerant once established.

Plant in most soil types that have good drainage. Euphorbias do not like wet feet. Feed in spring with a slow release fertiliser for optimum results.

Pruning generally not required although cutting back spent flower stems to base will encourage a bushier habit. Take care to avoid skin contact with the milky sap as it can be irritating to some - wear gloves and dispose of cuttings.

CAUTION - Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant.

Suggested Uses

Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' is ideal for:

• Striking container displays for winter and spring as well as garden plantings.
• Small gardens, patios and courtyards, dry or gravel style gardens or xeriscaping
• Adding a mediterranean feel to your garden or sunny herbaceous border
• Year round interest from foliage colour and structure - ideal for structure in perennial borders
• Coastal regions with its tolerance to heat and dry conditions.

Plant alongside other striking Euphorbia's:

'Blackbird'
'Redwing'
'Silver Swan'
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Pictures and information intended as a guide only.

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