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Euphorbia Black Bird

(Euphorbia 'Black Bird') yew-FOR-bee-ah 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.


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 Foliage Color Black, Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Container Style Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials

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