Medal Of Excellence Nominee: Euphorbia ‘Breathless Blush’ By Ball Horticultural Company

Medal Of Excellence Nominee: Euphorbia 'Breathless Blush' By Ball Horticultural Company

Ball FloraPlant introduced Breathless euphorbia in two colors. While Blush is the only dark-foliaged Euphorbia hypericifolia on the market with blush pink accents in the flowers, White has terrific branching and a dense flowering habit.

Plants are heat tolerant and fill in fast, making stocky and mounded plants displaying a showy mass of self-cleaning flowers all summer across a wide range of conditions.

Long-lasting and free flowering, Breathless is well suited to solo and mixed containers, in-ground plantings and holiday gift planters with low water needs and no deadheading. With the popularity of this type of euphorbia increasing tremendously, ‘Breathless Blush’ is a unique twist consumers will love.

Cultural tips for growers include:

– Stick cuttings immediately upon arrival. Euphorbia cuttings are prone to breakdown if stored an additional 12 hours.

– Reduce mist as soon as possible. Once roots are visible, the media should be kept moist and never saturated. Excess water in propagation will encourage unwanted plant stretch and leaf loss.

– A pinch in propagation will encourage early branching. Pinch one week before transplanting.

– Grow under high light levels: 6,000 to 9,000 footcandles (60,000 to 90,000 Lux) is the ideal range. Foliage colors will be more pronounced under high light levels.

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