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Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm'

 

Martin's Spurge 'Baby Charm'

Martin's Spurge (Euphorbia x martini) is a dwarf evergreen perennial which is a cross between Euphorbia amygdaloides and Euphorbia characias subsp. characias. It has rounded mounds of medium narrow oval leaves green leaves, often tinged purple, on quite stiff long stems in greenish/grey. Bracts form and are usually lime green in colour, with tiny red flowers in the centre of each bract. Flowers are usually long lasting in late spring. It grows well in areas of dry shade, although can tolerate some moisture providing it is in a well drained soil. It also does well in full sun. It is evergreen and suckering and if left unchecked it can become invasive. 'Baby Charm' has bronze to green foliage. Lots of little light green and yellow bracts with red flowers in the centre appear in Spring through to Summer.

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plant Features
  • Martins Spurge Baby Charm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Martins Spurge Baby Charm likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Martins Spurge Baby Charm is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Martins Spurge Baby Charm likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Martin's Spurge 'Baby Charm'

Latin name

Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm'

type

Evergreens

family

Euphorbiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Martins Spurge Baby Charm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Martins Spurge Baby Charm is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Martins Spurge Baby Charm likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Martins Spurge Baby Charm likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Martins Spurge Baby Charm is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm'

Martin's Spurge (Euphorbia x martini) is a dwarf evergreen perennial which is a cross between Euphorbia amygdaloides and Euphorbia characias subsp. characias. It has rounded mounds of medium narrow oval leaves green leaves, often tinged purple, on quite stiff long stems in greenish/grey. Bracts form and are usually lime green in colour, with tiny red flowers in the centre of each bract. Flowers are usually long lasting in late spring. It grows well in areas of dry shade, although can tolerate some moisture providing it is in a well drained soil. It also does well in full sun. It is evergreen and suckering and if left unchecked it can become invasive. 'Baby Charm' has bronze to green foliage. Lots of little light green and yellow bracts with red flowers in the centre appear in Spring through to Summer.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

As a general rule, Spurge requires well-drained soil in full sun. They will tolerate shadier conditions, but none of the family is fussy about soil condition. They even thrive in very poor soils and can tolerate periods of drought.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Spurge grows quite well from seeds sown indoors in pots. You can propagate Euphorbia more quickly and easily by gathering up the “volunteers” around an established plant. You may also root stem cuttings in a soilless medium, such as peat. Keep them lightly misted and enclose the pot in a bag to keep moisture in. Let the pot breathe once a day for an hour, so the soil does not mold. Once the cutting has rooted, you can pot it in regular soil or plant outdoors in moderate climates. One of the more important growing tips for Euphorbia is to let the stem cutting dry for a few days before planting. This allows the sap to form a callus on the cut end and prevents rotting.

 
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