Saturday, March 19, 2011

Singing In The Dead of Night


Mounding, evergreen, compact, and bushy with velvety foliage that darkens to near black in full sun. Black Bird looks great and is quite striking in perennial borders as well in containers. The flowers open above bright, lime green bracts on red stems that form a compact vase shape roughly 18" x 24". I have a number of Euphorbias in the gardens, but I like Black Bird for the dark color contrast against the other plants. Another nice variety is "Glacier Blue" with its white and light bluish green striped leaves. Again if you grow these plants please be careful of the poison sap that they have. Always wear gloves working with any plant material.

USDA hardiness zone 6 to zone 9

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