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Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (Spurge 'Ascot Rainbow')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'

Other names

Spurge 'Ascot Rainbow'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Ascot Rainbow' _ 'Ascot Rainbow' is an upright, clump-forming, often short-lived, evergreen perennial or sub-shrub bearing whorls of lance-shaped, grey-green leaves with pale yellow margins, the entire leaf flushed pink, red, and orange in autumn and winter. Cymes of small red flowers surrounded by prominent yellow-green bracts bloom from early spring into summer.


Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Flushed pink, Flushed red in Winter; Variegated, Grey-green, Flushed yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (Spurge 'Ascot Rainbow') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

This plant will tolerate moist soils and is happy in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Chalky, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'

Other names

Spurge 'Ascot Rainbow'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Ascot Rainbow' _ 'Ascot Rainbow' is an upright, clump-forming, often short-lived, evergreen perennial or sub-shrub bearing whorls of lance-shaped, grey-green leaves with pale yellow margins, the entire leaf flushed pink, red, and orange in autumn and winter. Cymes of small red flowers surrounded by prominent yellow-green bracts bloom from early spring into summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Flushed pink, Flushed red in Winter; Variegated, Grey-green, Flushed yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (Spurge 'Ascot Rainbow') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

This plant will tolerate moist soils and is happy in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Chalky, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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I think a good companion plant is the Southern Comfort Heuchera allowing you to plant in more part sahde or shelterd environments. Also the colours look great together.

I think a good companion plant is the Southern Comfort Heuchera allowing you to plant in more part sahde or shelterd environments. Also the colours look great together. read more

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I bought this plant from the "Poorly section :)" of a garden centre with the hope of nursing it. I think it was exposed to the frosty weather that we had and has somewhat wilted but doesnt seem be… read more

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