Mrs. Robb's bonnet

Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Mrs. Robb's bonnet (Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae)
yew-FOR-bee-ah ah-mig-dah-LOY-deez variety ROB-ee-ay
Synonyms:  E. robbiae
Genus:  Euphorbia
This variety has dark, glossy evergreen leaves arranged in tight rosettes, and it produces yellow-green bracts in mid-spring and early summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This plant spreads rapidly (it may be invasive), and it is difficult to remove. Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.
Care:  It can take a wide range of conditions: moist or dry soil in full sun to shade. 
Propagation:  Sow seed when ripe or in spring. Divide plants in early spring.
Problems:  Nematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Green Flower,
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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