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Euphorbia griffithii - 'Fireglow' (Spurge)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Spring), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Euphorbia griffithii Description

This fast growing herbaceous perennial is ideal for planting in semi shaded boggy areas. Red flowers appear in late spring at the ends of new red -green growth. Fire Glow produces large mounds of growth which may need supporting. 80cm tall x 1m


Euphorbia griffithii - Cultivation Notes

Plant in Spring in any fertile moist soil in partial shade. Fire Glow will also tolerate wet soils. Cut back flower stems to ground level during winter months. Beware of invasive roots which may need containing.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Euphorbia griffithii:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Euphorbia griffithii

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Euphorbia griffithii:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants & trees with autumn colour / foliage
plants for heavy clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Uphorbia, Uforbia, Euphorbea, Euforbia, Uphorbea

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