Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'
Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (Ascot Rainbow Spurge) - A compact perennial that grows 24 to 30" tall by 20 to 24" wide with very distinctly variegated narrow 2" long leaves. The foliage and lower flower bracts are a rich blue-green color edged with yellow-cream that dramatically flushes red with new growth. Flowers rise up just above the foliage in mid to late spring and last into summer, which have chartreuse and yellow bracts with dark red staminate flowers. Plant in full sun in well-drained soils and give moderate to occasional irrigation. Hardy to at least -10°F. It is quite pest free and not attractive to deer or rabbits. A great plant for containers, in the border or mixed with grasses as an accent in a meadow like setting.