Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fen's Ruby'

The very best spring flowering euphorbia for small scale, delicate arrangements with anemones, fritillaries or bluebells. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200315-1 £5.95

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The very best spring flowering euphorbia for small scale, delicate arrangements with anemones, fritillaries or bluebells.

Genus Euphorbia cyparissias
Variety Fen's Ruby
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Cypress Spurge
Border Position Front
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Sandy, Fertile, Alkaline, Clay, Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 40-50cm (16-20in)
Spacing 40-50cm (16-20in)
Care Tips Wear gloves when handling as sap may irritate skin. This plant is very invasive, and can spread rapidly, so be careful where you choose to plant it.
Flowering April - June
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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Warning! Beware this plant

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Reviewed 9th June 2015 by Jane Hughes

At first sight this is a charming little euphorbia, which I added to my dry garden on chalk some years ago. Appearances are deceptive: it is a thug! Spreads like the pox. Has invaded the lawn. These tendencies are fine in rougher, more inhospitable areas where it runs happily among other scrambling and low growing tough characters and makes a fine show in spring with attractive red new growth and bright lime green flowers. For a brief moment I almost love it, until I see a multiplicity of shoots encroaching on more polite and treasured plants. It is possible only to deter its ambitions - the roots are deep and pervasive. Therefore I'm issuing this warning to the unwary - if you can't resist Fens Ruby, be VERY careful where you plant her. Manage her vigilantly. Surprised Sarah Raven has not included some sort of alert for potential buyers. (Buyers! Please come and take some from my garden free of charge.)

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you Jane for your review, we will make sure to add your cautionary note into our product information. We are glad though that you like how the plant looks."

Posted 16th June 2015