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"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace. "

May Sarton
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' - THE BEST and Deer Resistant too!



Go ahead, ask me my favorite deer resistant annual flower - 
Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'.

This plant, which looks like airy Baby's Breath, made its debut in 2005 in the Proven Winners catalog of annual flowers and since then has become the Most Award Winning Plant in Proven Winners History. Why?


Well, besides having a nice mounded habit to it (about 12 to 18 inches tall),  it blooms continuously in clouds of airy white flowers through summer heat and drought.

You can plant it alone as seen here or mix it up with other plants in a container.

It stays beautiful without deadheading. And it is deer resistant!

(internationl hearlad tribune - posted by erasmus)

It is adaptable as a houseplant; it can fill in plant beds in the middle ground of a combination.

It tolerates temp down to 40°F  and you can plant it in sun or partial shade.


It blooms nonstop from spring until frost. What more could you ask?????

Euphorbia is known as spurge and was named after an ancient Greek physician, Euphorbus, who gave an herbal remedy made from a spurge to treat a king's swollen belly. The common name spurge also comes from its use as an herbal purgative.

It sells out! Go grab some....

3 comments:

  1. I use it around rose bushes. It doesn't compete with the root system, no bees around your legs and covers the lower part of the bushes.

    Eileen

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  2. Yes, great! I bought one of the new varieties, Breathless Blush, in spite of the name.

    Diamond Frost is the savior of container gardens, at least around here, where my design skills are neglible.

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  3. Roses and Diamond Frost - that has to be spectacular....

    and no bees around the legs -who knew?

    I'd buy 'Breathless Blush' too but why that name? have to check out Breathless Blush...

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