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Euphorbia ‘Miner’s Merlot’


Item release date 30 April 2024.
March - July
100cm x 100cm
Foliage Colour
Fully Hardy

This plant is really ‘out there’ in terms of shape, form, habit and hue. Upright stems emerge a rich, deep burgundy colour, which intensifies in colder weather. This plant doesn’t need to be in flower to enjoy, but when the striking floral display appears in late Spring to early summer, a dynamic statement of tiny yellow-green flower clusters to contrast the claret-coloured foliage. A stunner for your pots or borders!

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We absolutely love our Euphorbias at Golden Valley Plants and grow this one for the ultimate in wow factor for shape, texture, colour and habit. We love the rich, deep wine-like tones of leaves which intensify with lower temperatures and from which appear a stunning contrast of clustering tiny yellow-green flowers in the late Spring and early Summer. So easy to grow; once it has been watered-in well and established, this Euphorbia is drought tolerant, making it great for a water-wise garden or outdoor containers. Its compact, mounding form adds rich colour and texture to gardens and Euphorbia 'Miners Merlot' brings an elegant, wine-coloured charm to landscapes, making it an excellent addition for gardeners seeking both visual appeal and ease of care. We love to team this one up with an equally striking Miscanthus grass or some Springtime tulips and daffodils for even bolder contrasts. Well-suited for various soil types and thrives in full to partial sunlight, 'Miner's Merlot' is a resilient and low-maintenance choice both drought-tolerant and adaptable.

Planting Conditions

Plant Euphorbia 'Miner's Merlot' with success by adhering to optimal conditions. This perennial thrives in well-drained soil with a slightly alkaline to neutral pH, and adapts well to the UK's temperature climate. A sunny location, receiving at least six hours of sunlight daily, is ideal for 'Miner's Merlot'. Plant during early Spring for seamless establishment and avoiding any frost. With its compact and tidy growth habit, this Euphorbia variety lends itself beautifully to borders or containers, adding a burst of colourful foliage to your garden. By following these planting guidelines, characterised by the right soil composition and sunlight exposure, you set the stage for a vibrant display of 'Miner's Merlot'.

Watering & Feeding

Drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, Euphorbia's thrive with careful watering and feeding. Ensure a well-established start by watering thoroughly, especially during the initial growth phase. Once established, maintain a moderate watering routine, allowing the soil to partially dry between sessions. A balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring provides ample nutrients without overfeeding. With its resilient nature and minimal care requirements, 'Miner's Merlot' effortlessly contributes vibrant, multi-coloured foliage to your garden.

General Care

Euphorbia 'Miner's Merlot' demands minimal care but benefits from mindful practices. Always wear gloves when handling, as its milky sap is toxic. To maintain its neat form, trim tired flower stems back to the first set of leaves below after flowering, ensuring a continuous and impressive display. This low-maintenance perennial thrives in well-drained soil and a sunny or partially shaded spot, adding a burst of multi-coloured foliage to your garden. With these simple guidelines, 'Miner's Merlot' stands resilient and captivating, offering enduring beauty with minimal fuss.