Euphorbia thrives in the difficult conditions commonly found under big trees.Upright spikes of lime green flowers emerge in spring and persist through early summer. The bright flowers show up well above the dark glossy foliage. In better conditions it makes a good all-year-round evergreen background to woodland plants or other shade lovers. Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade. Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist. Hardiness: Hardy
Euphorbia Blackbird is a good option. Its small 50cm height and spread, colour would look good agains the stone and patio, and can be lifted with daffodils in the spring and delphiniums, lupins or agapanthus in the summer. Some small coppery grasses would also look nice.
PURPLE AND LIME GREEN; Euphorbia robbiae - a completely invaluable plant for growing in a shady spot to brighten up a dark corner and for picking – by the bucket – for all your spring vases of flowers. We’d be lost without this in the cutting garden. Aubrieta Blue Cascade - No spring garden is complete without aubretias tumbling over steps, walls or softening the edges of your spring borders