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Euphorbia polychroma (Spurge)

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

This rather neat little Euphorbia produces cushions of compact foliage, which are crowned in spring / early summer with green yellow flowers. Ideal for growing in rockeries, front of border under light shade. 40cm tall x 60cm


Euphorbia polychroma - Cultivation Notes

Tolerating full sun or partial shade, this Euphorbia will flourish in dry thin soils such as chalk, as well as humus rich moist soils. Cut back dead flowers after flowering - but beware of toxic sap.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Euphorbia polychroma:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Euphorbia polychroma

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap

Design & Plant Use for Euphorbia polychroma:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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

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