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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
45 seeds 020015 £1.95 Buy 2+ at £1.75 each In stock
5 seedlings 200297-5 £5.50 Delivery mid September
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10 seedlings 200297-10 £8.95 Delivery mid September
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Or buy this as part of our Small Garden Cutting Patch and Really Good Cut Flower Seed Collection.

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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 Hardy Perennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Eggleaf spurge, Oblong spurge
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 60cm (24in) spread.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow undercover 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 14 weeks from spring sowing of seed.
Vase Life Soak overnight and sear the stems for 20 seconds to stop the sap leaking out.
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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