Unique variegated foliage and flowers. Extreme tolerance to hot and dry conditions. Flowers from late winter through spring. Compact habit. Ornamental year round. Hardy without any special needs.
Golden foliage adds a lift to all garden designs and makes an outstanding backdrop for either hot or pastel themed plantings. Other dry tolerant plants which make attractive companions could include any blue/grey coloured succulents or Festuca grass. All members of the salvia family are suitable with colour choices ranging from pinks and reds through to purples and blues. If planted in front, other smaller growing euphorbias such as E. Craigieburn or E. Blackbird have deep, dark foliage that would complement as well as highlight the brightness of E. Ascot Rainbow. For those seeking more romantic combinations roses, irises, heliotrope, alliums and pelargoniums are just a few of many free flowering plants that would combine happily.
Low water requirements. Once established, quite dry tolerant requiring only occasional long soak during extended periods of heat.Plant in most soil types that are well draining. Pruning generally not required although spent flowering stems can be removed avoiding contact with sap. Feed in spring with a slow release fertiliser for best results.
Can be used as a feature specimen for small gardens, patios and courtyards.
Dry or gravel style gardens. Large containers. Ideal for coastal regions or Mediterranean-style gardens. Adds year round interest and structure for mixed borders.