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Helena's Blush Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 6 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 16 - 20 Inches
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Helena's Blush Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 16 - 20

Features

The SUN is my MUSE.

Interesting green and white variegated foliage with fuchsia highlights in cold temperatures; chartreuse flowers in spring

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Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
16 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 20 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Green
Flower Shade: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Spring
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 

These plants begin blooming in early spring and by late spring to early summer they are done. Deadheading won't keep them blooming longer. However, removing the old flowers once the plant has finished blooming will encourage the plant to branch more and the next spring you should see an increase in flowers thanks to a better branched plant.

Perennial Euphorbias should be pinched or topped down to 4 to 6 inches above the ground in mid spring. This will give the plant time to branch and develop enough body and structure to bear the winter's cold. As the temperature drops in the fall and early winter flower buds initiate that will bloom in spring (providing the winter has been mild enough not to freeze the dormant buds.) You can protect the plant from these winter temperature fluctuations with heavy mulch or even rose cones.

Plants in the spurge family often will bleed a milky, white sap if cut or wounded. This sap is a form of latex. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure from the euphorbia that Proven Winners sells. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphorbia. Poinsettias are in this same family. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia.

Helena's Blush Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid 'Inneuphhel' PP: 17555 Can. PP: 2829
  • Growing this in zone 6 and it is doing very well on its 3rd year. Starting to get a little spindly, so I think I will try cutting it back this year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Pam
    3 years ago
  • great plant, plenty room. good texture & bug free. slate blue foilage looks great during summer next to white.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    miguel hernandez
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This plant withstood the heat of summer and one of the worst winters in Nebraska. The color of the leaves and flowers are a good contrast.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Val
    Nebraska
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This plant is outstanding in containers!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Maggie
    Wisconsin
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This is one of the most beautiful euphorbias I've ever grown. Love it mixed with Acorus 'Ogon'

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Vanessa Nagel, APLD
    Washington
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Fantastic decorative plant in all seasons. Especially breathtaking once the weather turns cold.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    ljk73
    Maryland
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Virginia
    United States
    4 years ago
  • We had three of them and followed all recommendations. They did not make it through the winter in Minnesota.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Tara Clawson
    Minnesota
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I have found this one to be a very hardy plant that handles all the extremes our Valley climate can throw at it. From the heat to the cold without any real problems so far.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Kyle
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Linda Ernst
    Washington
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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    ExposurePart Sun to Sun
    Pot Size12 Inches
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    ExposureFull Shade
    Pot Size12 Inches
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