Euphorbia Watersaver™ Blackbird

Item #29082


Great heat tolerance

Euphorbia Watersaver™ Blackbird is an evergreen perennial subshrub offering 3 seasons to year-round interest. Foliage and flowers are equally attractive. Whorled, narrow, linear to obovate leaves emerge bright red and mature to an exceptionally dark purple-black, with the color intensifying in full sun and cooler temperatures. Long-lasting and showy, masses of clustered green-purple blushed "flower" bracts sit atop sturdy dark red stems from early spring through fall, blooming week upon week, providing seemingly endless cut flowers.

A Euphorbia hybrid, also known as wood spurge, Watersaver Blackbird is highly versatile. It has a tidy, compact, clumping habit and forms attractive rosettes, adding substance and bushy texture to the garden. Watersaver Blackbird is drought and heat tolerant (it has survived in a scorching 116°F heat wave), so, it's perfect for a xeriscape, rock garden, or water saver garden. It's also deer and rabbit resistant, so, it's nice in any bed, border, or container.

Easy care, Euphorbia Watersaver Blackbird grows best in a sunny to sun-dappled location with dry to medium moist, well-draining soil.

*Caution: Broken stems exude a substance that can be toxic and irritating to the skin. Use gloves when handling.


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Genus Euphorbia
Species characias x martinii
Variety 'Nothowlee'
ppaf PP17178
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Spring - Mid Fall
Habit Compact
Height 20 in
Width 20 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes
Bloom Color Burgundy, Light Green, Multi-Color
Foliage Color Black, Purple
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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