Marsh Spurge Euphorbia palustris - 3L Pot
The Marsh Spurge is a deciduous, clump-forming perennial with upright stems, covered in narrow mid-green leaves that sometimes become orange coloured in autumn. In late spring, it has terminal clusters of green-yellow flowers.
- Foliage Colour: bright green in spring and summer/orange and yellow in autumn
- Flower Colour: yellow green in spring
- Approx. Growth Height: 0.5m - 1m
- Max. Spread: 0.5m - 1m
- Planting Time: spring
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: ponds
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Growing Habit: bushy, clump-forming
- Hardiness: hardy
- Toxicity: all parts of the plants are highly toxic if ingested. Milky sap can cause irritation to skin and eyes
- Rate of Growth: max height in 2-5 years
- suitable for medium and large ponds
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Moisture: poorly-drained
- Soil requirements: acidic, neutral, alkaline, loamy, clay
Plant in permanently moist soil in full sun. Planting it on an edge of a pond will ensure the best results, therefore this plant is suitable for zone 1 of the pond.
Caring and Maintenance
This is a very low maintenance yet it should be cut back after flowering to prevent it from spreading too far.
Pond Plant Benefits
Pondside plants add interest, colour and structure to ponds, and offer the benefit of delightful fragrance. They are ideal for places near to patio or decking areas, where their sweet aroma can be appreciated. The plants can be positioned around the perimeter of a pond for original and attractive exposure. Marginal plants should be planted in boggy ground on the edge of the pond.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.