Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’

(Ascot Rainbow Spurge)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Low growing, variegated pale green plant with white margins. New growth has a rose-pink tint. The flower buds arise with a pink-blush color, hence the name ‘First Blush’. Bright yellow flowers bracts adorn the plant in the spring and fade to match the foliage as they mature. ‘First Blush’ is ideal as a specimen plant and in the rock garden.

Out of stock


Best grown in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Must have sharply-drained soils. Plants generally have good drought tolerance, but appreciate some moisture in dry summer periods. Plants are tolerant of some poor soils, including rocky-sandy ones. Wet soils in winter can be fatal. Plants are considered to be evergreen in warm winter areas. Plants prefer a Mediterranean-type climate and may show some stress in hot and humid summers. Plants are not reliably winter hardy in USDA Zone 5 where they should be sited in protected locations with a root mulch. Pinch stems back to 6″ in mid spring immediately after flowering to encourage bushy growth.

Additional information

Common Name

Ascot Rainbow Spurge

Botanical Name

Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' PP21401 COPF


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


2 ft


2 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

late Spring

Flower Color




Foliage Color

Variegated green/white

Deer Resistant


Pin It on Pinterest