euphorbia polychroma (cushion spurge)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • AKA euphorbia epithymoides
  • chartreuse-yellow bracts
  • uniform mounds of bright green foliage take on a red hue in the fall
  • one of the best euphorbias for colder climates
  • bloom time: may to june
  • zone 5
  • height 30-45cm
  • spread 45-60cm
  • colour chartreuse
  • extremely drought tolerant once established and grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade
  • trim plants back to about 10 cm after flowering to promote a flush of new leaves
  • caution: wear gloves while pruning this plant- the milky sap may severely irritate the skin and eyes and may cause severe discomfort if ingested
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • poisonous
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)