Common name: Euphorbia Diamond Frost
Botanical name: Euphorbia ‘Inneuphdia’
What it is: An eye-grabbing annual flower that grows in a mound with dainty white,babys-breath-like flowers that practically cover it all growing season. Looks like a giant airy snowball.
Size: 16 to 20 inches tall and wide
Where to use: Best by itself in a pot but also can be spotted throughout any sunny or partly sunny garden.
Why I like it: When I first saw this one growing in a sea of test annuals at Penn State’s trial gardens in Lancaster County, it jumped out immediately from the crowd. It was that different. The plant grows in a beach-ball-sized mound of white. Although it looks dainty with its babys-breath-like blooms, it’s durable and very drought-tough. This and Persian shield are the two annual specimens I start out with every year. Now we’re seeing lots of Diamond Frost knock-offs, most of which are just as nice, by the way.