"A Real Simple magazine Top 10 goofproof Plant" (photo above)
I was just reading the following description of Euphorbia graminea 'Diamond Frost' on the
Proven Winner's website:
"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 its 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.
In the garden it becomes a confetti-like, fluffy mound that is too fantastic for words.
I killed this plant in my own garden. And it wasn't because winter came and it's an annual since it's not an annual here in Southern California. There is a distinct possibility I'll try it again if only to prove to myself that I'm not a 'goof.'