The acid-green colouring of euphorbia ‘Martini’ will add some zing to your outdoor space, whether planted in a pot or flower bed. It gets its nickname from its tiny flowers, which are green with a red centre, looking a little like the olives you put in a martini.
This is a small euphorbia that will reach a maximum height of 60cm. Its elegant silver-green leaves are joined by flowers from May to August. Technically, the green and red bits aren’t really flowers – the flowers are tiny things in the centre – but colourful leaves designed to attract pollinators.
Euphorbias are happiest in full sun but will be fine in dappled shade. They like very well drained soil, so water sparingly and make sure any excess water can drain away if you’re growing yours in a pot. To keep your plant healthy, cut back old growth after the last flowers have faded. Wear gloves when pruning as the sap can irritate the skin.
Did you know?
There are about 2,000 different types of euphorbia, ranging from tiny plants to trees.