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Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’
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Euphorbia  Helen Robinson

<i>Euphorbia</i> ‘Helen Robinson’

<i>Euphorbia</i> ‘Helen Robinson’

Euphorbia

Milkwort

Named after Euphorbus, physician to the king of Mauritania, this robust, sun-loving genus includes the familiar Poinsettia and is over 1600 species strong. Most species have a poisonous milky sap and softly colored bracts that surround subtly defined flowers. Autumn watches their narrow green leaves turn shades of red, orange and yellow.

Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ partial shade

From the robbiae side of the family, this choice, stalwart Euphorbia inherits its compact stature, shade tolerance, and handsome, stout rosettes of blunt-tipped, dark green leaves; the characias side contributes the good-sized chartreuse flower heads. In our garden, it acccompanies Anchusa with a carpet of Corydalis ‘Pere David’ skirting beneath.

Blooms April–mid-July.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’ (P-0849)
Each $7.50
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