Species:Euphorbia x martinii
Unique foliage colour
Plant ProfileE. ‘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.
Cultural CareWater requirements are very low. Once established, 'Ascot Rainbow is very dry tolerant requiring only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat.
Plant in most soil types. Prefers good drainage if receiving regular irrigation or in areas of high rainfall.
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 - wear gloves when pruning and dispose of cuttings. This is a trait of most Euphorbias.
Suggested UsesStriking container displays for winter and spring as well as garden plantings.
Suits small gardens, patios and courtyards, dry or gravel style gardens or xeriscaping
Ideal for 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
Great for coastal regions with its tolerance to heat and dry conditions.
Pictures and information intended as a guide only.