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Diamond Frost®Euphorbia Euphorbia hypericifolia 'Inneuphdia' Diamond Frost®

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Description

Diamond Frost® 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 mounding habit and delicate texture.  The fllowers are quite tiny but the showy 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 cottage, or drought-tolerant gardens.  The delicate flowers make an delightful addtion to a fairy garden.  It is attractive in containers or hanging baskets use it line a walkway or border front.  It can also be grown indoors as a houseplant. 

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

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#houseplant#drought tolerant#easy to grow#interiorscape#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#hanging baskets#fast growing#deer resistant#long bloom time#fairy garden#gray-green leaves#border front#walkway planting#container plant#drought tolerant annual
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euphorbia
    Species:
    hypericifolia
    Family:
    Euphorbiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    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)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Infertile, doesn't produce seed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Description:
    White bracts appear from spring until frost. Sterile, so the plant concentrates its energy into contast flowering.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Mikly sap exuded from stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Rabbits