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Euphorbia Milii Cultivar Catalog

Introduction | EV 1-99 | EV 100-199 | EV 200-299 | EV 300-399

EV-01


One of our first really superior selections- lots of bright pink flowers on small leaved compact plant. A closer view of the flowers reveals a lighter centre and the pink in the form of tiny dots. Flowers do hang on, becoming green with age. The above pics are of the 3 year old mother plant in a 15cm pot.


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EV-02

A plant that has been very variable in terms of plant quality for us, I now think due to cultural conditions. At its best it is extremely floriferous with creamy pink flowers splattered with darker pink. Leaves are small, plant compact. 3 year old plant in a 15 cm pot.


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EV-03


A considerable range of flower colors on this cultivar- they open cream and gradually get markings of pink to apricot. Very long lasting flowers. This clone, with very dark leaves, is the parent of several new ones with this kind of flower color range (see EV 202 & EV 342). Slow grower. Plant on left in 15cm pot, cutting on right in 10 cm pot.


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EV-04

One of our first almost white selections, with flowers offset against deep green foliage. The flowers are somewhat cupped, holding water if irrigation is overhead; this then leads to discoloration of the flower centre.
Mother plant in a 15 cm pot.


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EV-05

One of our early, large flowered, Thai type hybrids. Selected for its unusual flower color & pattern as well as extremely long lived flowers. Leaves generally large, medium green.
Plant is a graft in a 15 cm pot.


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EV-06


An early cream selection with unbelievable flower power- though initially selected for over all nice form and dark green leaves, later propagations with better nutrition show massive flowering all year. The green mark of each flower adds to its charm. On left, the young mother plant in 12 cm pot, on right a cutting in a 15 cm pot.


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EV-07


A dark pink, small flowered selection with loads of flowers all year. In its leaf form and flowering habit, this clone strongly resembles the Sonoma hybrids. Plant on left, a cutting, in a 10 cm square pot; close up of flowers on right.


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EV-12


A selection that has improved with age: this clone was selected because of its deep color and flower substance as well as long attractive leaves (similar to E. lophogona). It has proved to be particularly floriferous with deep red flowers quite resistant to greening. Relatively slow growing clone. Plant on left in a 6 cm square pot; on right same plant after some years in a 15 cm pot.


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EV-15


Selected because of its deep red flowers with an even darker edge, this one has proved to be a very floriferous clone but with several negatives: flowers are haphazardly placed, prone to greening, thorns large and leaves sparse. Lots of flowers of rather large size though, giving a lot of color. Seedling on left in a 6cm square pot, couple of year later in a 15 cm pot on right.


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EV-19

One of the first selections with a central "eye". I like this color pattern and have selected for it over the years. We now have much superior selection with this trait, which I feel makes the flowers very bright and eye catching. Plant is in a 10 cm square pot.


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EV-20


Selected for lots of flowers, very compact growth and small leaves, this one has disappointingly dull flower color. I now feel part of this is cultural, though it is still not as good as current selections. Many of the early selections were made for over all plant form, with the intention of using them for further breeding further to improve flower color, size etc. On left, in a 10 cm square. Same plant after cutting once in a 15 cm round pot.


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EV-24

Selected primarily for its very attractive foliage: deep green, narrow and lustrous with distinct veins. White flowers contrast nicely with the foliage.
Plant in a 12 cm round pot.


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EV-26


A very floriferous, almost pure white selection with long, narrow leaves. Initially we selected a lot of white flowered clones as Thai selections had very little white material.
Plant on left is the seedling, in a 10 cm square pot. Graft on right in a 15 cm round pot.


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EV-27


Pictures cannot bring across the bright, almost luminous orange color of this super floriferous hybrid. The flowers last for months. So far this plant is slow growing, as is to be expected in a clone that blooms so much. The golden yellow glands and light flower centre enhances the brightness of the flowers. Seedling on left in a 10 cm square pot, after a year in a 15 cm pot at right.


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EV-28


One of our early crosses using E. lophogona yielded a very floriferous, relatively large plant but with dull pink flowers. The next generation cross from this gave us this plant with much better flower color. The flowers on this clone keep on giving hose-in-hose flowers till the inflorescence is hanging down several inches, completely surrounding the crown. We have subsequently lost this clone. Both plants in 10 cm square pots.


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EV-29


Initially selected for its compact habit and small leaves, this clone has proved to be super- floriferous. Deep cream flowers keep being produced on naturally compact, self branched plants. There is little flower discoloration even though these last for months. Despite its massive flower production, this is a fast and robust grower.
Plant on top, the original seedling, in 10 cm pot; showing two views- side & top.


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EV-31


The thick, medium sized flowers on this one have a natural shine but are very prone to greening relatively quickly. It has, however, produced some nice progeny with bright, non greening flowers. Both plants in 10 cm round pots.


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EV-35

Selected primarily for its almost round flowers and small leaves. Flower color leaves a lot to be desired. This one and others have given us a range of round flowered hybrids.
10 cm square pot


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EV-38


Selected at a very young age because even the vegetative growth showed color (which I took to be a sign of extreme floriferousness) this one has orange red flowers in abundance. We almost lost this clone to nutrition problems, all the growth having turned blind. Its now recovering and we shall see how it does. 10 cm square pot at left, 15 cm round pot at right.


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EV-43


This clone was selected for its very compact growth with heavy basal branching and decent flowers. Over the years it has proved to be a vigorous grower, showing that compactness does not necessarily mean slow growth. The one down side: prominent anthers that persist in the centre of the flower. The anthers hold water from overhead irrigation and turn black.
Both plants in our 10 cm square pots.


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EV-44


Another compact clone that looked good to start with and was the kind of growth form we were looking for. With age, however, it has a nondescript look. Maybe propagations will be better but we have moved on to superior selections.
Seedling on left in a 10cm square, couple of years later in a 15 cm round pot


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EV-49


An early selection, more for plant form than anything else. A more mature plant at right shows attractive flowers on a compact plant with deep green, small leaves. This is about where most current European hybrids seem to have reached so far in their breeding programs.
Seedling on left in 10 cm square, cutting on right in a 12 cm round pot.


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EV-51


Some selections show strong E. lophogona characteristics. These are particularly interesting as they have (potentially) lower light requirements. This one didn't pan out too well- we did not propagate it.


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EV-59



A small flowered selection with reasonably compact growth and small leaves. I like it for its flower color and overall presentation- it is an ideal plant for small pot production. Initial seedling in a 6 cm square pot, larger plant in a 15 cm round pot and close up of the flowers


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EV-61

A selection we made primarily because the considerable flowering looked good but have since discarded; the flower form is what I don't like. Plant is also tall and lanky.
Plant in a 10 cm square pot.
10 cm square pot


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EV-63



One of our gems. Very compact, deep green foliage and lots of deep creamy pink flowers. The growth so far has been slow, making it a collector item rather than a commercial cultivar.
Initial seedling in a 10 cm square (top left); cutting on top right, also in a 10 cm sq. Mother plant in a 15 cm round pot on left (at least 3 years old).


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EV-64

Selected for its attractive, deep green foliage and contrasting cream flowers edged with pink. We have subsequently lost track of this selection but several superior progeny from it remain. I particularly appreciate the smooth sheen of the leaves.
Original seedling in a 10 cm square pot.


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EV-65


I don't remember why we selected this one to start with- flowers are not great and the leaves are really substandard. Later the plant has done very well, primarily in terms of massive and continuous flowering on straight stalks well above the foliage.
Both plants in 10 cm square pots, the one on right a cutting.


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EV-66

One of the first lime colored selections, with decent, compact plant form. This plant sets seed very easily and as the female parent has yielded a lot of interesting progeny, all in the cream to lime green range.
Plant is in a 6 cm square pot


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EV-69


This plant was selected primarily for landscape use locally; positive attributes include small, tough leaves and lots of flowers all year on a compact, mounding plant. This plant however, has a lot of negatives- flowers are not shed easily and become green with age and the clone is like so many others being used for the same purpose. We have come up with a couple of other colors with this growth pattern but nothing really special so far. All plants in 23 cm half pots.


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EV-70

A plant that looked like a mutant, extremely compact and branched form of E. lophogona. It continues to grow as such, with small pink flowers.
10 cm square pot.


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EV-79

Dark green leaves and unusual pattern on the flowers. It has proved disappointing in terms of flower longevity- they tend to last only a couple of weeks, which is very short for hybrid E. milii.
10 cm square pot.


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EV-84

One of the many white flowered selections, this one is distinguished by the nearly white flowers of round shape and decent foliage on compact, self branching plant.
10 cm square pot.


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EV-85


An exceptionally floriferous clone with lots of flowers on very compact plants. Light cream flowers have a thin pink border and green highlights. Flowers last a long time, slowly turning green but this is not offensive as it is on red flowers. This plant has grown too slowly to be commercial.
Seedling at left in a 10 cm square pot; same plant after 3 years in a 15 cm round pot at right.


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EV-90


Another clone with lots of flowers. Leaves are deep green and medium sized. Flowers are small, cream with green highlights and borne hose-in-hose for months. In bloom all year. Unlike EV-85, this is a fast grower and easily propagated by cuttings


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EV-96


Nice bright pink flowers on strong upright stalks all year. Leaves small, pointed. Somewhat compact grower yet still fast enough for commercial use.
Seedling on left in a 6 cm square pot; larger plant on right in a 15 cm round pot.


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EV-97


A medium to large plant with very distinctive salmon pink flowers showing prominent, lighter veins and center. Lots of flowers but they fall off cleanly rather than hang on for months. This self cleaning habit is interesting.
Plant above is in a 17 cm pot.


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EV-99

As is to be expected, we have many red selections; this one has particularly large flowers on an otherwise compact, medium sized plant. The color is a bit dull, especially as the flowers age but it's an interesting hybrid for further breeding.
Pot is 15 cm


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