June 22, 2017

Frosted Flakes

Euphorbia graminea 'Diamond Frost'

Janine Pineo Photo | Euphorbia graminea ‘Diamond Frost’

Diminutive best describes the flowers on Euphorbia graminea ‘Diamond Frost,’ a patented Proven Winners cultivar that most would consider a good “filler” plant. The crystal white blossoms may be small like flakes of snow, but they are many, giving the plant its frosted look of its name. Growing 12 to 18 inches in a season, the mounded habit is natural and the care of this plant minimal. Proven Winners touts this annual as one of its easiest, tolerating part shade and even full shade and withstanding drought conditions, too. Described as “tough as nails,” ‘Diamond Frost’ has performed stunningly in this dry summer of 2012, alone in a container here at the Garden Maine home base. Other than watering it regularly, there’s been no need to deadhead or shear off sections to keep it looking good. It’s done all the heavy lifting and still looks fresh and cool.