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Euphorbia SAHARA™ Blackbird

Euphorbia x martinii = ‘Nothowlee’

Euphorbia x martinii SAHARA™ Blackbird = ‘Nothowlee’ was chosen for its compact, bushy habit and excellent foliage color. New growth is dark red, maturing to dark purple-black by late summer when grown in full sun. Yellow-green flowers in spring provide a striking contrast to the dark foliage, and bracts will also mature to almost black if left on the plants. Mature size is approximately 18″ with an equal spread. Euphorbia Blackbird is a perfect mixed container component, as well as a stunning addition to the garden. I ideal for winter containers combining well with spring bulbs and winter pansies.

Origin: United Kingdom

Description / Plant Notes:

  • Zones 6-9 (-10°F or -23°C)
  • Exceptionally dark foliage and contrasting yellow-green flowers
  • Drought-tolerant once established

Patent Status: PP 17,178

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 6 - 11
Height: 16 to 20-inches
41 to 51-centimeters
Spread: 16 to 20-inches
41 to 51-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Purple, Green
Foliage Colors: Dark Purple, Mahogany to Black
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-rounded
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pollinator Plant, Pots
Patent Status: PP 17,178
Origin: United Kingdom

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 8 to 10-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 14-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Euphorbia SAHARA™ ‘Ascot Rainbow’
Euphorbia SAHARA™ ‘Glacier Blue’
Euphorbia SAHARA™ Ruby Glow
Euphorbia SAHARA™ ‘Tasmanian Tiger’
Euphorbia SAHARA™ Tiny Tim