PURPLE/RED EUPHORBIA Amygdaloides purpurea

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Euphorbia Amygdaloides Purpurea

Euphorbia amygdaloides purpurea, the purple/red wood spurge, is native to woodland locations in Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus. It grows to a height of 80 cm (31 in), with reddish-purple, slightly hairy leaves about 6 cm (2 in) long. The complex green-yellow inflorescence (cyathium), typical of Euphorbia, appears in late spring and early summer.

It is among the few plants that thrive in the dry of trees, where it is used as groundcover. It spreads rapidly by underground, though easy to remove.

Type: Hardy perennial

Height: 16-20", 40-50 cm

Location: Sun or drought tolerant

Hardiness zones: 4-10

Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea. The milky latex of the plant is toxic and can cause irritation on contact with the skin.

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of the soil, cover with vermiculite, and keep moist until germination. Grow at 21 to 26°C (70 to 78°F) . Be patient, germination is generally very slow, it may occur in a few weeks but sometimes can take a few months.

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