Snow on the Mountain 'Kilimanjaro'

Euphorbia marginata

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: marginata (mar-jen-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kilimanjaro



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall


Grown for foliage

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jáltipan De Morelos,

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

Hemet, California

Long Beach, California

San Leandro, California

Dunnellon, Florida

Lenox, Massachusetts

Silver Creek, Nebraska

Astoria, New York

Haviland, Ohio

West Union, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Dayton, Tennessee

Arlington, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 2, 2005, sisdj from Dayton, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted this from seed while living in zone 5, Indiana and it grew 5-6 ft tall the first year and bushy and had to be staked. I moved from there in Sept that year and my sister pulled up a piece and just stuck it in the ground in Tennessee zone 7. It reseeded itself for her and the next year she had it everywhere. I was back in Indiana this past week, 2yrs later and the plant has also reseeded and survived Cold, windy, icy winters!! I love it and hope it stays forever.


On Aug 5, 2004, LukesMom from Oak Lawn, IL wrote:

I was at a Farmer's Market this week (in Chicago) and there was some cut snow on the mountain euphorbia that they were selling in bunches. I mentioned that this was one euphorbia variety that I had been searching for in my garden. She told me that it is an annual. I am in Zone 5 and I have seen it in a neighborhood yard year after year and I can't imagine this lady plants it every year. I would love to know where to buy one.


On Aug 25, 2003, bears15 from Platte Center, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

It is hardy to zone 5, grows in nearby ditches and pastures. Soil where it is growing is mostly sand.
Drought tolerant.


On Sep 11, 2002, ArianesGrandma from Yorkville, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Excellent Specimen Plant...It speaks for itself! Looks Great next to Diablo Ninebark!