A colourful garden plant, Euphorbia griffithii
'Great Dixter' was selected by the gardening writer Christopher Lloyd in the gardens at Great Dixter and has eye-catching orange flower heads in early summer. The foliage is dark green, flushed with coppery tints. In the autumn the leaves turn shades of red or orange before falling. A superb plant for a sunny or 'hot' border.
- Common name: Spurge.
- Position: Partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June - September.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Clump forming, slowly spreading perennial.
- Height: 100 cm (3 ft)
- Spread: 100 cm (3 ft)
- Notes: The sap of Euphorbia can be a skin irritant. Wear gloves when planting or pruning.
- Size: 2L containers