Euphorbia corollata 'Carolina Snow'
Carolina Snow Redneck Baby's Breath
Item #: 4316
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 18" tall
Origin: United States
How is it that one of the most amazing deer-resistant natives is rarely offered in a nursery? From Minnesota to Texas, Euphorbia corollata grows on dry, shaded banks, only to be mowed by highway crews. When brought into the sunlight, it becomes one of the stars of the garden. The small mound of dusty-green, oval foliage looks plain Jane until late June, when it bursts forth with clouds of small white flowers held above the foliage. The baby's breath-like heads continue to flower at an amazing rate from late June into September...a real winner! Our 2003 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction is a NC native clonal selection made by former Plant Delights staffer, Al Glen. These euphorbias never make much more than spindly container specimens, so get it planted asap, and be patient while it establishes.
The only maintenance required is to cut the plant to the ground at the end of the growing season after many months of bloom. It disappears entirely for the winter but will return year after year each spring. In seasons with especially long growing seasons it can be cut to the ground in late summer if it becomes untidy. It will respond with new shoots and fresh flowers up to frost.
It performs best in a sunny location and is very drought tolerant but will tolerate moist soils provided they are well drained.
Euphorbia corollata 'Carolina Snow' is of great garden value for its many months of bloom, producing clouds of small white flowers much like the display of Baby's Breath (Gypsophila). It can be allowed to weave through sturdy neighbors, though it is self supporting if necessary.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers
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