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Herbaceous Perennial

Euphorbia schillingii
  • RHS AGM

Schilling spurge

E. schillingii is a robust herbaceous perennial with erect leafy stems bearing narrow, deep green leaves with conspicuous whitish mid-ribs, and broad terminal clusters of bright yellow flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Euphorbiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
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

Correct

Plant range
Nepal

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in light dappled shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring. Propagate by division in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cut flowers
  • 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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