Myrtle spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites

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Myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites)
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Genus:  Euphorbia
Long-lasting, terminal clusters of lime green bracts and flowers punctuate the meandering 'arms' of this ground-hugging species. The chalky seafoam foliage looks great spilling over a stone wall in a rock garden or at the edge of any bed.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Self-sows regularly. Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.
Care:  Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Sow seed when ripe or in spring; divide in early spring.
Problems:  Nematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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