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Euphorbia polychroma (Cushion spurge)

Euphorbia polychroma Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Euphorbia polychroma yew-FOR-bee-ah pol-ee-KRO-mah Common Name: Cushion spurge 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
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, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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