Euphorbia oblongata

Euphorbia oblongata is the all round best-looking, longest-flowering foliage plant you can find anywhere in the world. Use it to line your paths in your cutting patch. More
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Euphorbia oblongata is the all round best-looking, longest-flowering foliage plant you can find anywhere in the world. It forms the base of 95% of my floral arrangements, and lines most of the beds in my garden at Perch Hill.

You never tire of their brilliant acid-green flowers and bold, strong shapes.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten. It is a skin and eye irritant.

Genus Euphorbia oblongata
Type Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Eggleaf spurge, Oblong spurge
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50-60cm (20-24in)
Spacing Thin to 40-45cm (15-18in). 60cm (24in) spread.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in Feb-March and September. Sow direct or plant out in April and August-September. Hardy annuals can withstand a touch of frost and can be sown/planted straight into the ground in the autumn and will keep through the winter without protection. In colder areas you may wish to cover seedlings or keep in a cold frame/ unheated greenhouse.
Care Tips Cut stems back as they brown to allow room for new growth.
Flowering May - December for seedlings, or 16 weeks from spring sowing of seed.
Vase Life 7-10 days. Soak overnight and sear the stems for 30 seconds to stop the sap leaking out. Take care when picking, wear gloves and avoid white sap.
Harvesting Flower production: 8 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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