Photo: Blackstem Plants
Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter'
'Dixter' is another of the spreading euphorbia but less so than the variety 'Fireglow'. That said, it will still make a thicket of erect stems covered with narrow dark green, red flushed leaves that are burgundy coloured on the underside.
These are topped by a cluster of bright orange-red bracts with a dark yellow tint to the true flowers.
An amazing plant for rich, fertile, light shade where the colour becomes blinding. We've got a big clump next to some orange Primula bulleyana and a blue Brunnera. It's quite psychadelic particularly in autumn when the whole plant shimmers between orange and yellow.
'Dixter' can be grown in drier, poorer soil but in our experience it's not so happy. Moisture is the key.
The milky sap is toxic and an irritant so use caution whilst handling.
Dark green red, burgundy