Euphorbia 'Black Bird'

Euphorbia 'Black Bird'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Plant Delights Nursery
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(Euphorbia 'Black Bird')
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Synonyms:  'Nothowlee'
Genus:  Euphorbia
With velvety foliage that darkens to near black in full sun, 'Black Bird' euphorbia looks good in perennial borders and is especially striking in containers. Flowers open above bright, lime green bracts on red stems that form a compact vase shape. -Pat McKernan, Regional Picks: Midwest, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Dark, velvety foliage and yellowish green bracts. The latex sap will irritate skin.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. When the flowers fade, cut the stem at the base to make new shoots, but avoid contact with the sap, which causes skin irritation.
Propagation:  Divide plants in early spring, or take cuttings in spring or early summer.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Green Flower
Foliage Color
Black,
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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