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Products > Euphorbia Blackbird ['Nothowlee'] PP17,178
 
Euphorbia Blackbird ['Nothowlee'] PP17,178 - 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  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Euphorbia Blackbird ['Nothowlee'] PP17,178.
 
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