Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ (Spurge)
Originally from the United Kingdom, Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ is a hybrid between E. amygdaloides and E. characias. As its name implies, this is a compact Euphorbia and it grows in tight mounds, 12-18” tall and wide. The long narrow leaves are a bluish-green and are tinged with maroon at the tips. The true highlight of this plant is the dense clusters of chartreuse flowers that have brick-red centers. They grow on red stems and appear in late winter through spring.
When the blooms are spent, trim at the base. As with all Euphorbias, it’s important to wear gloves when pruning. When the stems are cut, they exude a milky substance that can cause skin irritation. For this reason, ‘Tiny Tim’ is both deer and rabbit resistant.
Plant Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ in full sun to light shade, in well-drained soil. Provide average irrigation. The Sunset Climate Zones are 3-24 and is hardy to <0°F. We are currently growing Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ in 1 gallon containers. We invite you follow us on Instagram @clearwatercolornursery.