Snow-on-the-mountain ~ Euphorbia marginata
September 24, 2009
The variegated green and white of this annual euphorbia make it an interesting cut flower and a wonderful filler. Once cut, the stems bleed a milky sap that can irritate skin, so gloves should be worn when harvesting. After cutting, the stems need to be seared; dip the stem ends in a small pot of boiling water for 20-30 seconds, then proceed with conditioning. Has a long vase life.
Height – 36 to 40 inches
Annual – can be started indoors or direct seeded outdoors.
Harvest about 100 days after planting, foliage variegation occurs when days begin to shorten.