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Breathless Blush Euphorbia Euphorbia hypericifolia Breathless™ Series

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Description

The Breathless™ Euphorbias are hybrid perennials or annuals with dark green leaves that have an interesting flush of red.  They grow quickly to 8 to 20 inches tall with a 20 to 24 inch spread with a compact mounding habit.  The fllowers are quite tiny but the showy pink-flushed bracts last for a long bloom season from spring until the first frost.

Plant in full sun to partial shade in well drained soil.  They are quite drought and heat tolerant and are resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits.  These low maintenance plants require no deadheading to enjoy a long bloom season. Pinch to encourage a bushy habit especially if they are grown in containers.  

Plant these groundcovers in containers, in border fronts, in cottage, or drought-tolerant gardens.  Use in a fairy garden, plant in hanging baskets or use along a walkway.  They can even be grown indoors as houseplants.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blush'
    Light pink flowers
  • 'White'
    White flowers, long elegant branches
'Blush', 'White'
Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#houseplant#drought tolerant#fall flowers#red leaves#interiorscape#low maintenance#spring flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#interesting leaves#hanging baskets#summer flowers#deer resistant#burgundy leaves#delicate#long bloom time#fairy garden#border front#walkway planting#container plant#drought tolerant annual
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blush'
    Light pink flowers
  • 'White'
    White flowers, long elegant branches
'Blush', 'White'
Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#houseplant#drought tolerant#fall flowers#red leaves#interiorscape#low maintenance#spring flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#interesting leaves#hanging baskets#summer flowers#deer resistant#burgundy leaves#delicate#long bloom time#fairy garden#border front#walkway planting#container plant#drought tolerant annual
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euphorbia
    Species:
    hypericifolia
    Family:
    Euphorbiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 8 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No seeds are produced, infertile
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Description:
    Pink or white showy bracts, the flowers are infertile so this encourages continual blooming until frost.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green leaves with red
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems have a milky sap
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Rabbits