Cushion spurge

Euphorbia polychroma

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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Cushion spurge (Euphorbia polychroma)
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Genus:  Euphorbia
Electric yellow bracts bloom on a low cushion in April and persist, but gently fade as the stems elongate to form a 16-inch mound by midsummer. The leaves produce shades of red, orange, and purple in autumn.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.
Care:  Grow in full sun to partial shade, in moist but well-drained soil. It self-sows regularly. 
Propagation:  Sow seeds when ripe or in spring; divide in early spring.
Problems:  Nematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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