Friday, January 14, 2011

Euphorbia cotinifolia

This is a great plant. Right now it's living in the tropical greenhouse. During the warmer months, it lives outside in it's large pot. As I recall, Pat Lynch donated this and Brad has been using for the last three or four years. It's a great plant either as a stand alone specimen, or as part of a large mixed container.

It's only hardy to USDA Zone 9 (hey, maybe I ought to grow it in Florida) and it has the milky sap typical of Euphorbiaceae. Clearly it's named cotinifolia for its distinctly cotinus like leaves. Probably why I like it.

1 comment:

linda said...

This has been on my plant wish list since reading about it in one of Christopher Lloyd's books...nice! Thank you for reminding me.