Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' has done really well in my garden for the last two years. Its form is distinctive, with the whirled leaf pattern and upright habit. And the color, wow! In spring and summer the leaves are a variegated chartreuse and dark green, turning to pink and burgundy in fall. The summer flower is cream, lime and green, and seems to hover in a cloud above the plant. And it's evergreen and has never needed supplemental watering!
These shots were taken in July, when it's red color really stands out against the bright greens of Sesleria autumnalis (Autumn Moor Grass) and Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed). I might have to use this in my front yard when I go grassless, as it really fills in densly, shading out weeds.
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