Euphorbia mellifera (Honey Spurge)

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Plant Overview

This tall, handsome, shrubby Euphorbia comes from the Canary Islands, but it is hardy in the UK when established. Honey scented orangey-red 'flowers' in summer, which are popular with bees and butterflies. Pea-like seeds follow.

Waxy, narrow, green leaves, each striped with a white line, often take on colourful hues in autumn.

Grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant when established.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Height and spread: 1.8m x 1.8m

Common name(s): Honey Spurge

IRRITANT to skin/eye, harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.






Photo H.-U. Küenle, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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