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Water Gardens: WARNING: Do NOT grow Euphorbia next to ponds!

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Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9568826

An awful horror story from another forum:

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20328

Resin
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9569008

Holy cow! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing...what a horrible loss.
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

June 22, 2013
9:45 PM

Post #9569388

Thank you so much Resin.
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2013
10:43 PM

Post #9569424

that forum also mentioned that euphorbia is toxic to livestock, I suppose that could mean, being cautious, any animal that might eat it. Pets, neighbors goats or horses ect. I believe lantana and larkspur are also toxic to livestock and readily reseed under the right conditions.


Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9569661

I think there are a number of things that are toxic to both aquatic and animal life. I remember reading an article where Laburnum killed a pond full of fish.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 6, 2013
1:54 PM

Post #9589161

There is a pastsure not far from us that is full of lantana and cows. We dig it out of our pasture cause its not supposed to be good for them. I do have it in my garden out front but it is a hybrid and doesn't seem to spread as I've had it for a long time. The butterflies love it. But not the birds.
I do know from experience water celery and elephant ear don't kill fish. My koi ate all the water celery I put in their pond the first day. They don't eat the umbrella plant but it gets so tall I'm always in pond clipping it off to start again.
Happy ponding all.
Bonnie
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 20, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9606159

Uh oh - but I don't have fish. Wonder about the frogs
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 20, 2013
12:06 PM

Post #9606161

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2QandLearn
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2013
8:20 PM

Post #9707131

I'm not keen on Euphorbias anyway, because of their toxic sap.

Nor Oleanders or Castor plants, due to their danger.

I would like to have a small pond, someday, too.

Thanks for the warning!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 11, 2013
8:39 PM

Post #9707145

Oh my. I planted some Euphorbias in my garden far away from my pond though. Hope that is okay.

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