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Monty’s garden tonight.

Hello, Monty’s garden Long Meadow on gardeners world tonight showed a lovely orange flowering plant that I couldn’t identify. I loved the orange flower higher than the foliage. It 
looked like a euphorbia, can anyone identify it for me please. Val 


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    Haven't seen it yet but I remember him planting Firecracker a while back.
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  • Thank you, do you know if it will grow in dry deep shade? Val 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,483
    Thank you, do you know if it will grow in dry deep shade? Val 
    There's some good info on the RHS website for 'fireglow' which looks fairly similar.

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,437
    Yep looks like Fireglow, or Dixter.
  • Looks like I could risk it. But I dont have the moist bit.  Val
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,535
    I'd guess 'Dixter' rather than 'Fireglow'. A bit pinker. But both very nice plants.

    Be aware of the sap issue with euphorbia. I have loads and it's not a problem, just be careful.
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  • Many thanks, it looks like it has a long season of interest plant. Val
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,574
    Monty definitely grows ‘fireglow’ but both that and ‘dixter’ can be thugs, as I discovered recently from fellow forum members. Have a read of this before deciding if its a plant for you:

  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    I have two E. 'Fireglow' both in very dry soil,and one of them in deep shade, both doing very well and look beautiful.
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  • Thank you for all your comments. I have a place, dry soil in deep shade. If dixter or fireglow would at least live and give a flower for me I will be very happy. Giving him the only place that most wont thrive in will be a challenge. This small border is where I put the thugs that I have got rid of when I realised what they were. Cheers Val
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