Eupatorium
Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' PP 16,122 (Coastal Plain Joe-Pye Weed)

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' PP 16,122 (Coastal Plain Joe-Pye Weed)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-8, at least 48" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! Eupatorium dubium is a little-known dwarf species of Joe-Pye, native in moist soils from Maine south to South Carolina. In appearance, Eupatorium dubium is similar to Eupatorium purpureum, but is more tolerant of light shade. This selection was discovered by Steve Lighty at the Conard-Pyle Nursery in Pennsylvania. The 4' tall stems are clothed with whorls of green leaves and topped in midsummer with dome-shaped heads of lavender flowers...a real bonanza for keeping butterflies at eye level. As with most Joe-Pye weed, moist soil is best. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #05362
$18.00  


Eupatorium fistulosum (Giant Joe-Pye Weed)

Eupatorium fistulosum (Giant Joe-Pye Weed)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-8 144" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! Warning: This moisture-loving perennial is not for the gardening faint-of-heart! As soon as visitors gaze upon this most spectacular native, they insist on purchasing one. Joe-Pye Weed bursts from the ground with bamboo-like stalks that quickly ascend to 12'. In midsummer, this clumping perennial is topped with massive, 1' wide, smokey-pink flower heads...the absolute favorite of butterflies! This is the true species, Eupatorium fistulosum, not one of the shorter species often sold as such in the trade. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #01444
$18.00  


Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost' (Pink Frost Joe-Pye Weed)

Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost' (Pink Frost Joe-Pye Weed)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-7 36" tall Origin: Japan
Open House/Web-Only! This unusual form of the Japanese Joe-Pye weed makes a stunning clumper with 3' tall upright stalks, clothed with claw-shaped, fuzzy green leaves edged in creamy yellow. In September, the clumps are topped with small heads of rich pink flowers. Eupatorium fortunei is easy to grow in slightly moist soils. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07627
$14.00  


Eupatorium greggii (Texas Ageratum)

Eupatorium greggii (Texas Ageratum)

SunZone: 7-10 24" tall Origin: USA
This amazing Texas native should be grown in every garden from Zone 7 south, and in containers from Zone 7 north. Resembling a rhizomatous perennial ageratum, E. greggii begins to flower in September and continues into December. The 2' tall, spreading patch (3' wide in 3 years) of cut-leaf light green foliage is literally smothered in fall with delightful 2" airy clusters of small blue-violet flowers (RHS 92A). We would not be without this great easy-to-grow native perennial in the fall garden. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03668
$14.00  


Eupatorium havanense (White Mist Flower)

Eupatorium havanense (White Mist Flower)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7b-10, at least 24" tall Origin: USA
Open House/Web-Only! Don't bother to look this one up, as no books seem to recognize its existence. From deep in the heart of Texas, where drought tolerance is a way of life, comes a superb eupatorium that produces a mass of foliage 2' tall x 4' wide on very woody stems. In mid- to late October, the clump bursts into flower to the point of being covered with a mist of white. The flowers persist until temperatures drop well into the teens. We have grown this for over a decade and feel this is a must-grow plant for gardeners in the South! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #03176
$14.00  


Eupatorium 'Phantom' PP 18,354 (Phantom Joe-Pye Weed)

Eupatorium 'Phantom' PP 18,354 (Phantom Joe-Pye Weed)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-8, at least 36" tall Origin: USA Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! From Herbert Oudshoorn of the Netherlands comes a new, purported hybrid of Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum' and Eupatorium rugosum. The resulting Eupatorium 'Phantom' is nothing more than a particularly short Joe-Pye, the shortest we have ever trialed. So far, it has matured for us at just under 3' tall. The diminutive stalks are topped in August with typical sprays of lavender flowers...enjoyed by low-flying butterflies as well as cats...who also enjoy low-flying butterflies. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #07012
$18.00  


Eupatorium purpureum 'Little Red' (Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed)

Eupatorium purpureum 'Little Red' (Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed)

Sun to Part SunZone: 4-8, at least 48" tall Origin: USA
In our trials, we have found E. 'Little Red' to be the shortest of the E. purpureum cultivars. The 4' tall stems are topped in midsummer with large heads of rich pink-wine. This is an excellent cultivar, but unfortunately we have been unable to track down its origin...help! We have concluded that it was named after a long night at the neighborhood pub when everything appeared red. Pot size: 2 qt. (1.892 L) #05363
$18.00  


Euphorbia
Euphorbia 'Canyon Gold' (Canyon Gold Spurge)

Euphorbia 'Canyon Gold' (Canyon Gold Spurge)

SunZone: 7-8, at least 30" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! Euphorbia ‘Canyon Gold’ is a sterile Euphorbia characias v. wulfenii hybrid that has been a real standout in our trials. The 2' tall stalks are adorned with deer-resistant blue-green leaves, whose backs take on a wine red hue when the night temperatures cool. The stalks are topped in April and May with huge, 6" spherical alien-like, acid-yellow flower clusters. By late June, the flower heads age to a delicious russet red. We recommend cutting the old flower heads back in late summer to regenerate new basal growth...if not, the plant will prematurely pass on to the compost pile in the sky. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07956
$13.00  


Euphorbia 'Charam' (Redwing Spurge)

Euphorbia 'Charam' (Redwing Spurge)

Sun to Light ShadeZone: 6-9 20" tall Origin: Hybrid    alternate image
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Euphorbia 'Redwing') We are pleased to offer this dazzling, deer-resistant English hybrid of Euphorbia amygdaloides x Euphorbia x martinii, from Bernard Ticker. Euphorbia 'Charam' makes a tight mound to 20" tall of long blue-grey foliage. In late winter to early spring, the terminal flower spikes develop, turning a deep red just prior to flowering. Once they open, they reveal a massive cloud of bright gold hiding the foliage...truly a sight to behold. Euphorbia 'Charam' requires a dry location with good drainage, especially in areas of high rainfall. After flowering, cut the plant to the ground to rejuvenate new shoots. This is commonly sold as Euphorbia 'Redwing', which we discovered is not the name of this plant. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04666
$13.00  


Euphorbia corollata (Redneck Baby's Breath)

Euphorbia corollata (Redneck Baby's Breath)

Sun to Part SunZone: 5-9 18" tall Origin: USA
How is it that one of the most amazing deer-resistant natives is rarely offered in a nursery? From Minnesota to Texas, Euphorbia corollata grows on dry, shaded banks, only to be mowed by highway crews or eaten by hungry wood goats (deer). When brought into the sunlight, it becomes one of the stars of the garden. The small mound of dusty-green, oval foliage looks plain until late June, when it bursts forth with clouds of small white flowers held above the foliage. The baby's breath-like heads continue to flower at an amazing rate from late June into September...a real winner! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04316
$14.00  


Euphorbia 'Helen Robinson' (Helen Robinson Spurge)

Euphorbia 'Helen Robinson' (Helen Robinson Spurge)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-8, at least 36" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This splendid new euphorbia is a cross of Euphorbia robbiae x Euphorbia characias that occurred at Hyde Hall Garden in the UK, and was later named for its late owner. We have been very impressed by its garden performance, which resembles a Euphorbia robbiae on steroids. The 16" tall, deer-resistant Euphorbia robbiae-like rosettes, which spread by underground runners, are topped starting in mid-April with 20" flower spikes of chartreuse yellow. In rich soils, the rate of spread may be a problem for wimpy plants growing nearby. Our 3-year-old clumps growing in sand have made an 8' wide patch. Dry soils and root competition slow it down to a crawl. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07380
$14.00  


Euphorbia 'Nothowlee' PP 17,178 (Blackbird Spurge)

Euphorbia 'Nothowlee' PP 17,178 (Blackbird Spurge)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6-9 18" tall Origin: Hybrid
From Notcuts Nursery in the UK comes a stunning new sport of its popular and easy-to-grow Euphorbia 'Charam' (Redwing). The black-purple foliage adorns the compact stems, forming a tight 18" tall x 1' wide evergreen specimen. The deer-resistant foliage is topped, starting in early spring, with large compact heads of bright yellow flowers held just above the foliage by the bright red stems. This is a real WOW plant for a sunny, well-drained spot in the garden! E. 'Nothowlee' is a 2004 Gold Medal winner at Holland's prestigious Plantarium Expo. We'll also award them the 2004 stupid cultivar name award! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #07575
$14.00  


Euphorbia rigida (Rigid Spurge)

Euphorbia rigida (Rigid Spurge)

Sun to Part SunZone: 7-10 12" tall Origin: Mediterranean Europe, Portugal
Open House/Web-Only! Rigid spurge? Sounds like more of a social disease than a great garden plant. Nevertheless, if you have a sunny dry spot, rigid spurge may be the answer to your problems...plant problems. Imagine a Euphorbia myrsinites on Viagra and you've got Euphorbia rigida. The upright stems are clothed in long, pointed, powder-blue, deer-resistant leaves. In very early spring, the ends of each stem are adorned with yellow bracts similar to a miniature poinsettia. Euphorbia rigida blends well with small bulbs as well as desert-looking plants. Rigid spurge has proven to be much more durable in our garden than Euphorbia myrsinites, being more tolerant of mistreatment. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #04973
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Euphorbia robbiae (Robb's Spurge)

Euphorbia robbiae (Robb's Spurge)

Part Sun to ShadeZone: 6-8 15" tall Origin: Asia Minor
Open House/Web-Only! (syn: Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae) One of the finest euphorbias, this deer-resistant black-green euphorbia more closely resembles a forest of dwarf pittosporum. The slightly stoloniferous nature of Euphorbia robbiae makes it a dynamite choice for an evergreen groundcover in a difficult and very shady site. In loose, well-drained organic soils, the spread will be much swifter. In very early spring, the chartreuse flowers unfurl in dramatic fashion, presenting 18" tall stalks of unique flowers that last for months...a real winner! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #01293
$13.00  


Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' PPAF (Ruby Glow Spurge)

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' PPAF (Ruby Glow Spurge)

SunZone: 7-10, possibly colder 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! This new David Tristam hybrid is a sister seedling to the popular Euphorbia 'Nothowlee'...either a selection of Euphorbia amygdaloides or a hybrid with this. Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' makes a compact deer-resistant plant with purple-black foliage that emerges red. In late March through May, the 18" tall clumps are topped with 6" tall x 3" wide alien antennae-like flower heads of bright yellow. As with most euphorbias, good drainage is very important and be sure to cut the plant back hard after flowering to rejuvenate the new basal growth. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08891
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Euphorbia 'Shorty' PP 19,808 (Shorty Spurge)

Euphorbia 'Shorty' PP 19,808 (Shorty Spurge)

SunZone: 7-8, at least 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! I planted this Euphorbia characias hybrid from South Carolina's John Elsley, expecting it to die like most of my other Euphorbia characias selections. After a summer with several consecutive weeks of 100+ F heat and humidity, it looked good as new...I'm impressed! Our clump has made a compact, deer-resistant, 2' tall x 2' wide upright mound in good growing conditions. The narrow blue recurved-edge leaves take on a purple hue in the winter months and are topped with short stalks of yellow flowers in March/April. Good drainage is the key for all Euphorbia characias forms and hybrids...don't forget to cut them back severely after flowering. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08006
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Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' PPAF (Ascot Rainbow Spurge)

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' PPAF (Ascot Rainbow Spurge)

SunZone: 6b-8, guessing 20" tall Origin: Hybrid
NEW! Folks who have trialed Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' have been most impressed, especially after it survived a harsh south Michigan winter. Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (E. characias x E. amygdaloides 'Rubra') was discovered in the land down under, Australia, but was granted permanent garden worker status in the US. The 20" tall, branching, evergreen stalks are adorned with narrow, glaucous green leaves, each edged in an attractive yellow border. In cold weather, the upper leaves take on an attractive red overlay, then in early spring, the deer-resistant clumps are topped with bouffant-like flower clusters consisting of showy green- and yellow-striped bracts, housing the tiny red flowers...simply stunning! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08887
$13.00  


Euphorbia x martinii 'Cherokee' (Cherokee Spurge)

Euphorbia x martinii 'Cherokee' (Cherokee Spurge)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6-8a, at least 15" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! New crop available 9-9-2010 After 6 years of trials, this little-known but very easy-to-grow selection of Euphorbia x martinii (Euphorbia characias x amygdaloides) has proven to be one of the best euphorbias we have ever grown. Honestly, I don't see any sign of Euphorbia characias in its background. Looking superficially like the wimpy, mildew-prone Euphorbia 'Chameleon', Euphorbia 'Cherokee' makes a vigorous, deer-resistant, 15" tall x 15" wide clump of dark purple stems adorned with dark purple leaves. In hot weather, the older leaves change to purple-green with only the new growth being dark purple. In early spring, the clumps are topped with flower clusters of dark purple. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06462
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Euphorbia x martinii 'Waleuphrud' PP 17,257 (Rudolph's Red Nosed Spurge)

Euphorbia x martinii 'Waleuphrud' PP 17,257 (Rudolph's Red Nosed Spurge)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6-8a 24" tall Origin: Hybrid
This David Tristam branch sport selection of E. x martinii makes an attractive 2' tall x 2' wide deer-resistant clump of blue-green foliage which, in winter, develops a very attractive red growing point, reminiscent of that famous reindeer. The idea was to name the plant Rudolph, but that was completely botched. If only we could teach these breeders and the EUPOV office how to properly name cultivars! Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #06810
$13.00  


Euphorbia x martinii 'Waleutiny' PP 16,930 (Tiny Tim Spurge)

Euphorbia x martinii 'Waleutiny' PP 16,930 (Tiny Tim Spurge)

Sun to Part SunZone: 6b-8, guessing 12" tall Origin: Hybrid
Open House/Web-Only! (aka: Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim') This hybrid with the bizarre name comes from the UK's Tim Crowther who discovered it as a compact branch sport in a batch of Euphorbia x amygdaloides. The narrow blue-green leaves with a hint of red form a compact, red-stemmed, deer-resistant clump to 1' tall x 1' wide. In late winter to early spring, the terminal flower spikes develop as a cloud of small, green, tightly-clustered flowers. Euphorbia 'Waleutiny' is nice in the garden or as part of a container planting. As with most euphorbias, good drainage is very important. After flowering, cut the old flowering shoots to the ground to rejuvenate new foliage. Pot size: 24 fl. oz (709.77 ml) #08326
$13.00  


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