Euphorbia (Snow on the Mountain) - Key Growing Information

A bed of Euphorbia; germination is characteristically slow; soaking seeds in warm water sometimes improves germination rates; direct-sow to avoid transplant shock.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C). Germination can be erratic. Seed sown in the greenhouse should be grown at 60°F (16°C).

SOWING: Plant 3-4 successive sowings 2 weeks apart for a continuous summer harvest.
Direct seed (recommended): After last frost, sow seed 1/4" deep.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost, directly into cell packs or larger containers. Cover seed. Harden off and transplant outside after last frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil, but the plants will tolerate poor soil.

PLANT SPACING:
6-9".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Cut stems when bracts are fully colored, but before flowers are fully open.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Accent in beds or as annual hedging.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Euphorbia marginata