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Myrtle spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites

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

CareGrow in light, well-drained soil in full sun.

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

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

  • Genus : Euphorbia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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