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Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (Cultivar)

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia
Cultivar: Euphorbia X martinii
Cultivar name: Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'
Common names: Euphorbia 'Martinii', Martin's Spurge, Euphobia Ascot rainbow, Flowering spurge

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' is a cultivar. It is a bushy, dwarf, evergreen sub-shrub (50 cm tall) that has leathery grey-green leaves, edged in golden-yellow and flushed rose pink during the winter months. In late spring and early summer petite variegated lime-yellow flowers with crimson red centres appear.

Warning: The milky sap or latex of Euphorbia plant is highly toxic and an irritant to the skin and eye. It the multitude of di- and triterpenes. People who handle Euphorbia plants should wear eye and skin protection. Invisible vapours of the sap can cause discomfort, you should provide for adequate aeration.





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