This is one of the bestfor any garden, large or small, making its mark in a border or corner bed in early summer. A plant from the Himalayas, it produces red up to 30 inches (75 cm) tall, lavishly dressed in narrow, olive-green veined with red. The at the top consist of round clusters of flame-coloured bracts. The finest variety is ‘Fireglow’, which I think looks best in a strong, hot colour scheme, perhaps with the shorter, bushier Euphorbia polychroma, with sulphur-yellow flowers. Perhaps with yellow azaleas. Later, the leaves give good autumn colour.