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Euphorbia amygdaloides - 'Purpurea' (Spurge, Euphorbia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Lime green Flowers (Spring), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Euphorbia amygdaloides Description

This low growing perennial produces sprays of lime green flowers / bracts in late spring above compact mounds of attractive purple red foliage attractive foliage. Slower growing and more manageable than the green form 70cm by 40cm.


Euphorbia amygdaloides - Cultivation Notes

Plant in any well drained yet fertile soil in sun or partial shade. This perennial is well suited to woodland planting, but beware of invasive growth and toxic sap.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Euphorbia amygdaloides:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Euphorbia amygdaloides

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Euphorbia amygdaloides:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Uphorbia, Uforbia, Euphorbea, Euforbia, Uphorbea