Balkan spurge Euphorbia oblongata

Balkan spurge


E. oblongata is a short-lived, neat, clump-forming herbaceous perennial that's usually grown as an annual. The stem leaves are dark green and no more than 5cm long and 2cm wide. The chartreuse-yellow flowerhead leaves appear in flat heads, 15cm wide, for a long period from spring to autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Balkan spurge

  • skullToxicity

    All parts are highly toxic by ingestion, sap may irritate skin and eyes. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back flowered shoots to base or collect stems for flower-arranging as needed

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as ripe or sow directly in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free