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Euphorbia griffithii

Euphorbia griffithii Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Euphorbia griffithii yew-FOR-bee-ah grif-FITH-ee-eye Genus: Euphorbia
This species has red stems and dark green leaves, which emerge in spring with a reddish tinge. In early summer, it bears conspicuous bracts of orange-red or red. 
Noteworthy characteristics: Foliage goes dormant in summer. Because of its vigorous nature, it may be invasive in the right conditions. Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.
Care: Prefers moist soil in dappled shade.
Propagation: Start seed when ripe or in spring; divide in early spring.
Problems: Nematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Part Shade Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Summer
Flower Color Orange/ Salmon Flower; Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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