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Products > Euphorbia Blackbird PP17,178 ['Nothowlee']
 
Euphorbia Blackbird PP17,178 ['Nothowlee'] - Blackbird Spurge
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurges)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (E. amygdaloides x E. martinii)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Euphorbia Blackbird ['Nothowlee'] PP17,178 (Blackbird Spurge) - This evergreen perennial subshrub has a compact, bushy habit to 18 to 22 inches tall by equal width with exceptionally dark purple velvety foliage, especially when grown in full sun, and heads of yellow-green flowers (bracts) in spring on reddish stems. Plant in full sun and irrigate regularly to occasionally. This moderately hardy plant has been shown to tolerate the high heat in the central valley of California and likely will prove hardy to nearly 0 F, making it useful in USDA Zones 6 to 10. A great plant in the garden with year-round dark foliage and a good container plant as well. This plant is from Mark Howard and Simon Leeding of Notcutts Nursery in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England where it was found as a sport in a crop of their popular Euphorbia Red Wing ['Charam'], itself a Euphorbia amygdaloides and Euphorbia martinii cross. It differs from Red Wing by having much darker foliage. It was granted US Plant Patent 17,178 on October 31, 2006 and is being marketed in the United States by PlantHaven. It was a Gold Medal winner at the 2004 Plantarium in the Netherlands, one of the worlds largest nursery trade shows. This image courtesy of PlantHaven  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Euphorbia Blackbird ['Nothowlee'].
 
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