Euphorbia - Amjilassa
Euphorbia 'Amjilassa' is one of the most spectacular species of this amazing and diverse family. From a sowing in January/February it grows rapidly, and by July/August the huge, chrome yellow flower heads can be over 12in across. It also features bright reddish stems which add significantly to the beauty of one of the finest Euphorbia introductions for many years. True from seed, it is a hardy perennial, and a stunning border plant of explosive potential.
Sowing from February to July. Sow in trays or pots of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 18-20C. Surface sow and just cover with vermiculite. Do not exclude light. Germination can be very slow. After sowing in a pot of peaty compost, seal in a polythene bag and leave 3 months at 15-20C followed by 3 more months in the fridge if germ doesn't occur initially. Keep compost moist at all times. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 9cm apart in full sun. Prefers a well-drained soil.