Common name: Chrome Spurge, Cushion Spurge. Euphorbia epithymoides
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 25 cm
Maximum Height: 40 cm
Packet Content(approx.): 10
Making a compact dome, this clump-forming herbaceous gem pushes up leafy stems and dazzling terminal clusters of acid-yellow flowers, which open in late spring to early summer. One of the very choicest and most flamboyant of this group of plants being native to Libya, Turkey, and the east, middle, and south east of Europe, it is surprisingly tough and hardy in gardens. Very few good individual seeds are ever collected.
Sowing advice: For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, we sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
Very few good individual seeds are ever collected