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Herbaceous Perennial

Euphorbia × martini 'Ascot Rainbow'PBR (v)
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Martin's spurge 'Ascot Rainbow'

'Ascot Rainbow' is a cultivar with gold and green variegated foliage that is tinged pink in colder weather. Flowerheads of green bracts with central red flowers are borne in March to July; often a short-lived plant

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Red Green Variegated Yellow
Summer Green Red Green Variegated Yellow
Autumn Green Variegated Yellow
Winter Green Variegated Yellow Pink
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Euphorbiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
All parts are highly toxic by ingestion, sap may irritate skin and eyes. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Euphorbia can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or succulents, with milky sap and small flowers held within cupped, often colourful bracts

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, light soil in full sun. Considered drought tolerant

Propagation

Propagate by basal cuttings in spring or early summer; dip cut surfaces in charcoal or lukewarm water to prevent bleeding

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back flowering shoots to ground level in late summer or autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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