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Euphorbia rigida

Euphorbia rigida

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This species is similar to E. myrsinites , but its habit is first erect before spreading, and its steely blue leaves are more narrow and pointed. It also bears terminal yellow bracts from early spring to summer.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSelf-sows regularly. Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.

CareThis plant prefers light, well-drained soil in full sun, but tolerates a wide variety of habitats, and blooms more reliably in poor soil. 

PropagationSow seed when ripe or in spring; divide in early spring.

ProblemsNematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.

  • Genus : Euphorbia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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