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Euphorbia Wulfenii (S696a: 1912)

Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A letter to the Editor printed on page 339 of the 6 July 1912 issue of The Garden. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S696A.htm

     I send you a photograph of Euphorbia Wulfenii, which is flowering with me for the first time. It is 4 feet high and has sixty-two flower-heads, most of which are about a foot long and nine inches wide. It has been growing on a mound of light, sandy loam in a sheltered but sunny position. It was given me by Miss Jekyll about four years ago, and was then probably two or three years old. This year it has been a very striking plant, the great size of the yellow-green flower-panicles, densely packed with the cup-shaped bracts and flower-heads, forming a mass of compact inflorescence rarely seen in a plant of this size. During its growth I watered it pretty regularly, but through the drought of last summer it had no attention, which probably gave it the conditions of heat and aridity which it likes.

ALFRED R. WALLACE, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset.

     [An illustration of Euphorbia Wulfenii in Miss Jekyll's garden appeared in The Garden, January 22, 1910. It is an interesting Spurge that has been the subject of much correspondence in our pages. Unfortunately, the photograph of the remarkable plant grown by our correspondent does not lend itself to reproduction.--Ed.]

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