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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
MRS. ROBB'S BONNET, SPURGE
Sunset zones: 6-9.
USDA zones: 4-24.
Height: 24 inches (60 cm).
Late winter to spring.
Yellow green bracts on cymes to 7 inches tall.
Dark green, glossy, leathery leaves.
Evergreen spreading perennial.
Light dappled shade.
Moist, humus rich soil.
Sow seed when ripe and place in cold frame, or temperatures of 41ºF (5ºC). Germination can be irregular. | Divide early in spring.
Cut flowering stems down to the ground when flowers fade.
Rainy Side Notes
This is a plant that likes to romp around the garden, which means it is great if you have a large area you want to cover. However, in a small garden this can be a thug, so site carefully, where it won't overwhelm smaller perennials. Foliage looks good all year round.
Photographed in author's garden.
Perennials indexed by botanical names. Click on corresponding letter below.