Euphorbia Robbiae is truly one of my favourites in any garden. When it first appears in early spring the bright lime green flowers above the foliage is a hint of all the freshness of vigour of spring to come. It can often receive a bad name for itself due to the sap being an irritant to the skin, but as long as you are careful when pruning, it’s a very rewarding and key plant to have in any garden. We have used this numerously around many garden-scapes to fill out the borders and give a sense of continuity with the planting scheme as well as giving a naturalising effect.
It’s a valuable plant for difficult areas of dry shade, particularly under trees and it also looks at home in a woodland setting. It also makes a very attractive groundcover and is a great addition to any border to fill any unwanted gaps.
This is really an easy to grow plant that will cope with most conditions. It spreads by rhizomes and can be invasive if kept unchecked, and remember when cutting back flowering shoots to ground level in late summer or autumn to wear gloves or to wash hands after handling.