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Diamond Frost® Euphorbia hybrid

(262 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 18"
Height
12 - 18"
Spread
12 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    BBF: Best Buds Forever.

    Heat- and drought-tolerant plants; clouds of airy white flowers all season; low maintenance

    Best Seller
    Award Winner
    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Diamond Frost might look delicate and frilly, but nothing could be further from the truth. Diamond Frost is actually pretty much tough as nails. She has performed well from North to South and coast to coast. While she does best in sun or part sun conditions, she does surprisingly well in shady conditions also. As you might suspect she is great in mixed containers and containers by herself, but don't discount her excellent performance when planted in the landscape. She needs little to no supplemental water and is extremely heat tolerant. She doesn't need to be deadheaded and shouldn't need much in the way of fertilizer either - she's a very self-sufficient gal. While you shouldn't need to trim her back, you can trim her back at anytime and she will just keep doing her thing. Diamond Frost is one of my all-time favorite plants.

    Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

    Some shedding of flowers and leaves may occur indoors depending on light levels and watering.

    Plants in the spurge family often will bleed a milky, white sap if cut or wounded. This sap is a form of latex. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure from the euphorbia that Proven Winners sells. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphorbia. Poinsettias are in this same family. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia.

    An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Diamond Frost is like your friend who gets along with everyone she meets—it combines easily with many kinds of plants, weaving its wiry stems in and out, poking its single, airy white flowers throughout the combination. Often imitated but never equaled!

    I want to thank my parents, my breeder, and especially the millions of fans who have made me the Most Award Winning Plant in Proven Winners History. At my 2005 debut I was just a new, 12 -18 inch Proven Winners Euphorbia. I never imagined my career would last. I suppose it's because of my annual nature (except in zones 10 - 11). At first, I thought you liked me solely for my incredible, continuously blooming clouds of airy white flowers. But as I grew in more containers and landscapes across North America, you praised my mounded habit, and how well I tolerate heat and drought. My versatility both as a single and in combinations. Others spoke of how easy I am to grow. In letters you wrote of my ability to stay beautiful without deadheading. And I was deeply touched by your appreciation of my deer resistance.

    Without you, I would still be just another plant in the unforgiving world of commercial horticulture. If I could, I would keep you with me in the full to part shade forever.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

    Diamond Frost® Euphorbia hybrid 'Inneuphdia' USPP 17,567, Can 2,830
  • 262 Reviews

    • Been buying these for 3 years now and never disappointed. They work best for me as accent plants as fillers, like baby's breath. Despite their delicate appearance they are tough plants and hold up very well to low water levels. Mine have never come close to 24" tall but they mound well, play nicely with others in the pot and maintain great shape and structure. It is a very unique plant that I have grown to love. Highly recommend but looks best potted with at least 2 other plants.

      Matthew Lamb
      Maryland
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Deer love, love this plant. Have tried it in pots several times, even waiting a couple of years in between. As soon as deer discover it, they eat it down to the ground every time.

      Sarah
      Georgia
      United States
      2 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Deer love, love this plant. Have tried it in pots several times, even waiting a couple of years in between. As soon as deer discover it, they eat it down to the ground every time.

      Sarah
      Georgia
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love this plant!!

      Todd Sandoval
      Kansas
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love this plant. Have to find it each year to put in my containers . It's an airy little plant that is fun to watch the leaves moving in the winds.

      Jane M.
      Kansas
      United States
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Pretty dainty white flowers, grew like crazy for me, looked beautiful in my planters

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is my favorite plant!

      Kelly Geoghegan
      Illinois
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Absolute staple in my garden year after year!! Looks beautiful as a contrast in containers with other plants, or as a specimen all by itself. Don't be fooled by its airy, delicate appearance--this is a tough plant and non-stop performer all season long!

      Laura Chan
      Virginia
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I very much prefer this plant for my hanging pots, the only thing is I would prefer to start the plant in the 4 'upside down' or 'down under' pots I have. The openings of these pots are small and hard to get the purchased plant into these containers but it is really the only plant I have found that does well in these pots. Is there any way to purchase seed to start these in the containers?

      MJ King
      Illinois
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I live in Gainesville, Fl. an 8B zone. This plant looks great through long, hot summers & survives the winter without any pampering. The dainty, trailing, white flowers are very graceful against the dark, green stems. Provides a nice "filler" in containers & looks good in borders. Comes back year after year. I'm very pleased with this product.

      rita mcqueen
      Florida
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 382 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2012 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2012 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2012 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2012 Very Good Boerner Botanical Garden
    2012 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2012 Best Euphorbia Ohio State University - Columbus
    2012 Top Performer Ohio State University - Columbus
    2012 Best of Breed Ohio State University - Columbus
    2012 Leader of the Pack Ohio State University - Columbus
    2012 Top 10 North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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