Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

I bought several 'Ascot Rainbow' plants last year and they were beautiful. This spring I cut them back as I did all my other euphorbias but they are not leaping back to life like the others. Aren't they supposed to be cut back? They are pretty much just sitting there looking embarrassed that I scalped them. Yikes.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

They can be cut back - best cut back by a third. They will probably recover after awhile.

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

Thank you so much for the hope. I am on a garden tour this summer and if they don't come back I will have a pretty big hole! You can see they are at the bottom of this picture. I never had a euphorbia that didn't just pop right back in the spring.

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

That really doesn't look bad.

Stroudsburg, PA(Zone 6a)

That picture was last summer before I cut them back. Here is what they look like this morning.

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Belton, TX

I've raised Ascot Rainbow for years...and it does resent being trimmed in the spring. We cut our landscape plants back by 30% in the fall and it gives the plant plenty of time to grow over the winter and bloom beautifully in the spring...

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