Sunday, May 6, 2012

Neon Yellow In The Garden

So Euphorbia polychroma is in full bloom. What is Euphorbia polychroma, you ask? It is a popular perennial that produces neon yellow flowers in the spring. I kid you not. Neon yellow.

Look:




I told you. Neon yellow.

This is a great choice to plant alongside tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs; it compliments other flowers with its beautiful yellow blooms.




Long after the flowers have come and gone, the plant continues to be a nice addition with its pretty leaves. And at the end of summer, the foliage usually changes to a nice autumn red shade.



The plant can be divided in fall or early spring, and trimming it back hard (to 4 inches) in early summer will keep Euphorbia polychroma bushy and compact.



Here is some basic care information:

Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade

Soil Type: Normal, sandy or clay

Soil pH: Neutral, alkaline or acid

Soil Moisture: Average or dry

Care Level: Easy

Flower Colour: Yellow

Blooming Time: Early summer, mid spring, late spring

Foliage Color: Medium green

Plant Characteristics: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, rabbit resistant

Flower Head Size: Medium

Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)

Spread: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches)

Growth Rate: Medium



If you are looking for a very easy to care for perennial that will put on a beautiful flower display in the spring, Euphorbia polychroma is the way to go.


4 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I don't get enough sun here in the ghetto for something like that, sadly enough.

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    1. Then you are always welcome to stroll through my garden, Francie. I'd be happy to share my plants with you :)

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  2. We love this perennial too! So dependable and pretty. Your photos are amazing Martha! You have found your niche!

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    1. It's a beautiful one. And not in the least bit fussy. Thank you for your kind comment about my photography. I am having so much fun with the DSRL. There's no turning back now :)

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