Spurge ( Euphorbia ) Seeds

Euphorbias occur naturally in many parts of the world, but most notably Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America. The variation of form and size provide a spectacle of plant life. Some are as large as trees and others range as small ground covers. There are over 2,000 species, many of which you will find familiar from interior commercial plantings.

Most varieties of Euphorbia plants produce weird and unusual flowers. Gardeners should be cautious when handling Spurge, as all varieties have a milky latex sap that can be irritating or even poisonous.

Useful gardening information
As a general rule, Spurge requires well-drained soil in full sun. A few tolerate shadier conditions, but none of the family is fussy about soil condition. They even thrive in very poor soils and can tolerate periods of drought.
Euphorbia plant care is simple. Provide them light, moderate moisture and watch for annoying pests, like whitefly. It is best to water the soil under the plants leaves ( rather than spraying foilage ) to prevent powdery mildew.
You will not need to fertilize Spurge often. Wait until the bottom leaves become yellow before feeding with a water-soluble plant food.
IP195 Summer Icicle ( Euphorbia marginata )
An easily grown annual bedding plant that has many uses. It makes a very nice patio or container plant as well.
This dwarf euphorbia grows only about 18" tall and 18" wide ( under the best conditions, usually around 12 inches in most gardens ) and features showy cymes of yellow flowers with white bracts at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive oval leaves emerge green in spring, turning green in color with distinctive white edges throughout the season.
It is pretty much deer resistant.
(A word of caution: its milky juice sap is toxic and can cause skin or eye irritation~handle with protective gloves).
  10 seeds $2.95
TRN567 Donkey Tail Spurge ( Euphorbia myrsinites )
An interesting spurge that can be grown in containers. Easy to grow and looks good trailing over the side of a basket or wall. The Donkey Tail Spurge is an evergreen, succulent perennial. It makes sprawling or trailing stems of spiraling grey-blue leaves, with clusters of chartreuse-yellow flowers appearing through the spring months.
This will grow in most any sunny area, but does particularly well in hot, dry sites with poor soil. Looks terrific in a rock garden or rock wall.
For zones 5-9. Cannot ship to CO.
(A word of caution: its milky juice sap is toxic and can cause skin or eye irritation~handle with protective gloves).
  10 seeds $2.95
RLP160 Canary Island Spurge ( Euphorbia canariensis )
A good tub plant, we have one growing about 12 feet tall in a 12 gallon pot.
A cacti-like, succulent shrub native to scrubland on the Canary Islands to 1100 m. It forms many slender, erect, ribbed shoots, profusely branching at the base.
Euphorbia canariensis cultivation adapts easily to most warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 10 and above.
 60mg pack ( about 10 seeds ) $2.25
FA36 Mountain Snow, Snow-on-the Mountain ( Euphorbia marginata )
Productive, elegant filler for bouquets.
Pure white bracts contrast well with green foliage. Foliage variegation occurs when days begin to shorten. Strong stems. Long vase life. Ht. 35". Annual.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
3469 Gopher Spurge ( Euphorbia latyrus )
We have had many requests for these seeds. The plant is said to produce a acrid milky juice in its roots that gophers cannot stand. It is said one should plant several of these plants in the yard and garden to discourage the pests.
Gopher Purge or Mole Plant contains a latex like milky sap that is found in the roots, leaves and flowers which can cause skin irritation in sensitive people. This caustic substance is not a repellant but a contact irritant.
The varmint must chew the roots to become ill or die. In order to protect plants from gophers or moles, a thick stand of Gopher Spurge planted in the gopher's main tunnel is necessary. And, because it is a biennial, it dies every two years, but it does reseed itself very well so you should have new plants springing up each year.
All parts of the plant, including the seeds and roots are poisonous. Handling may cause skin irritation as the plant produces latex. While poisonous to humans and most livestock, goats sometimes eat it and are immune to the toxin. However, the toxin can be passed through the goat's milk.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95


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