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By Roger Boddaert
Special to Valley News 

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Crown of Thorns blooms year-round

 

Last updated 5/9/2019 at 8:42pm

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Euphorbia milii is a dwarf species and flowers throughout the year.

The Crown of Thorns, euphorbia milii, is a unique and ever-blooming plant that can brighten any garden setting throughout the year in a wide palette of flower colors.

The unique thorns on the branches give the plant its name, Crown of Thorns, and has been grown and cultivated around the world and the Middle East as an ornamental plant.

This plant is named after Baron Milius who introduced the plant into France in 1821 where it was grown as a hothouse plant in the cold winters, and the potted plants were set outside in the warmth of summer.

The colorful poinsettia plants that are grown for C...



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