The Euphorbia griffithii fireglow is a very striking herbaceous perennial.
Euphorbia griffithii fireglow
Performance in our garden
I have become aware that some of my more recent plant profiles suggest that Cheshire, compared to Aberdeen, has more favourable growing conditions.
It may well be true with some of the garden plants which we have grown, however, generally speaking, what grows South of the border also grows North. Perhaps a couple of weeks later coming into bloom in the North.
As for Euphorbia griffithii fireglow, well in Aberdeen it looked terrific, in spite of running through the border and popping up here and there where sometimes it was unwelcome.
The plant did remain in our back garden for a number of years, I became ruthless in my attempts to keep it under control, however, it is a very handsome plant.
Euphorbia griffithii fireglow is a Summer flowering hardy perennial with narrow green leaves edged with a reddish tinge. The single orange flowers are very eye catching.
Flowers open in June and continue into early Autumn with the blooms then turning a shade of pale yellow.
This plant has fast spreading rhizomes which lie just under the surface of the soil. Buds can be seen protruding from the rhizomes in Spring. It is essential that you develop your own method of keeping this perennial under control or you will rue the day.
In spite of not wishing to be negative any further regarding this Euphorbia it is essential to mention that the milky white sap which oozes from the flower stems if cut or snapped is a serious irritant to the skin and eyes.
Well, surprise, surprise, I rather like this perennial, of course, I am a total plantaholic.
Hardiness – fully hardy
Height – up to 90cm/3ft
Position – will grow anywhere except the very deepest of shade
Common name – spurge
Flowering – between May and August
Soil – any well-drained soil, acid, alkaline, neutral
Still a few houses under construction on our site, all due to be completed by the end of the year.
I had been talking to one of the builders telling him there was not enough gravel down on a utility area at the back of the house. I asked if he could get me a reasonable quantity and I would spread it myself. No problem he said, I will get you a couple of buckets full and leave it on your patio. I did think –couple of buckets, I will need more than that, seems like his buckets differ from mine.
The garden is taking shape, I will show some pictures in my next post.
Meantime, on Sunday morning we awoke to a lovely morning. Feeling pretty much up to date with all my chores etc, I decided to do a bit of exploring. Walking is one of my pastimes since stopping driving.
Taking only 15minutes from our house, these are a few pictures of the coastal village (West Wemyss) (pronounced (weems)._
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