Euphorbia dulcis ex ‘Chameleon’ (Spurge) [12 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for gardeners who have experience with seeds that need a chilling period. The easiest approach is to sow the seeds (about 1/4″ deep) in fall to early winter, setting the pot outdoors so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after January, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.

Note that this information will not appear on the seed packet you receive.

Please read the description as well before ordering.

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Cannot ship to California, Oregon, or Washington.

‘Chameleon’ is a selection of Euphorbia dulcis, a species sometimes known as “sweet spurge,” though it is definitely not edible. It is ornamental, producing bushy, 12- to 18-inch-tall clumps of foliage that emerges a rich burgundy in spring. The leaves usually age to a purplish green by the time the not-particularly-showy blooms appear in summer. I highly recommend cutting the entire plant back to about 2 inches above the ground when the blooms appear: That will get rid of the faded leaves, encourage a flush of colorful new growth, and prevent self-sowing too (which may otherwise be abundant in some conditions). Finding the right spot for the plants can be tricky. They usually grow best in full sun but may also thrive in light shade. I found it worked out well to let my original plants self-sow for the first few years, so they could put themselves where they were happiest, and then enjoy them there. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.

Collected in late June to mid July 2022. At least 12 seeds.

Again, I cannot ship these seeds to CA, OR, or WA.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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