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Helena's Blush Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
20" 20"
Height
16 - 20"
Spread
12 - 20"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    16 - 20 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 20 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 20 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Shade: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    White
    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: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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' USPP 17,555, Can 2,829
  • 12 Reviews

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    • 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.

      Pam
      , 8 years ago
    • great plant, plenty room. good texture & bug free. slate blue foilage looks great during summer next to white.

      miguel hernandez
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 9 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.

      Val
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This plant is outstanding in containers!

      Maggie
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This is one of the most beautiful euphorbias I've ever grown. Love it mixed with Acorus 'Ogon'

      Vanessa Nagel, APLD
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Fantastic decorative plant in all seasons. Especially breathtaking once the weather turns cold.

      ljk73
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • We had three of them and followed all recommendations. They did not make it through the winter in Minnesota.

      Tara Clawson
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 9 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.

      Kyle
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Linda Ernst
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
  • 3 Awards

    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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