Snow on the Mountain Euphorbia marginata 20 Seeds
Snow on the Mountain Euphorbia marginata 20 Seeds
Snow on the Mountain Euphorbia marginata 20 Seeds
Snow on the Mountain Euphorbia marginata 20 Seeds

Snow on the Mountain Euphorbia marginata 20 Seeds

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Euphorbia marginata, commonly called snow-on-the-mountain, is a warm-weather annual that is native to prairies from Minnesota and the Dakotas to Colorado and Texas. This is a single-stemmed plant that typically grows to 1-3' tall. It is usually unbranched below the inflorescence. Leaves (1-3" long) are medium green in spring, with the upper leaves gradually developing showy clean white margins. Compound cymes of inconspicuous greenish-yellow true flowers bloom at the stem ends from mid-summer to early fall. Although the true flowers (borne in cyathia) lack sepals or petals and are not showy, these flowers are subtended by long-lasting, petal-like white bracts (modified leaves) that are showy. Flower bracts and variegated upper leaves provide the ornamental show. It has milky sap that is toxic. An excellent annual variegated foliage plant for borders, meadows and cutting gardens. Annual that is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants are tolerant of poor soils, including rocky-sandy ones. Hardy in zones 2-11

Growing Instructions for the Snow-on-the-Mountain

  1. Soak the seeds in water for several hours. 2. The seeds like well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil. Cover them with a thin layer of soil. 4. Water the seeds. 5. When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.