Euphorbia marginata (Snow on the Mountain) [20 Seeds]

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Germination Information: If you want to get an extra-early start, you could sow the seeds indoors in early to mid spring. The seedlings may have trouble settling in after transplanting, though, so consider using individual pots. In my experience, sowing directly in the garden around your last frost date produces much stronger plants. Either way, just press the seeds into the surface of the growing medium and keep them moist.

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Snow on the mountain (Euphorbia marginata) produces upright stems that start out with gray-green leaves. As they grow upward (generally 2 to 3 feet), the stems branch toward the top, and the leaves develop bright white edges.The plants do produce small flowers, but they are not showy; the bright foliage is this plant’s key feature. Full sun to light shade. Annual.

Snow on the mountain is native to the Great Plains states in North America. Be aware that it can self-sow freely, though, to the point of being considered weedy in some areas. Also, keep in mind that its stems and leaves of this plant contain a sap that may be irritating to skin or harmful if ingested (just as other euphorbias do), so do not grow it where people are pets are likely to come in direct contact with the plants. On the plus side, deer and rabbits are unlikely to nibble on the foliage!

Collected in September and October 2020. At least 20 seeds.

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