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Euphorbia Royal Velvet

Euphorbia Royal Velvet is a beautiful dwarf cultivar. The new leaves have a soft purple blush that contrasts nicely with the blue-gray leaves. The plants are 12" tall by 18" wide, the flowers push up to 24". Euphorbia Royal Velvet is the result of a cross between cultivars of Euphorbia characias and Euphorbia martinii. This Euphorbia will do best in well drained soil. Plants prefer to dry out between watering cycles. Blossoms are produced on spikes at the ends of the branches in late Spring and into Summer. Once a branch blooms it will fade and then can be cut to near the base. Plants are hardy when temperatures dip into the high teens. Euphorbia sap is caustic, care should be taken to keep it off your skin.

Euphorbia Royal Velvet

Velvety purple foliage of Euphorbia Royal Velvet. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Euphorbia Genus featured on this site:
Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow
Euphorbia Blackbird
Euphorbia characias wulfenii
Euphorbia cotinifolia
Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia Tanmanian Tiger
Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire