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Euphorbia dulcis

Euphorbia dulcis

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This species produces erects stems of bronzy green leaves and greenish yellow bracts in early summer. In autumn, its leaves turn shades of red, orange, and gold.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis herbaceous species is well suited to a mixed border or to naturalizing. Self-sows regularly. Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.

CarePrefers moist, humus-rich soil in dappled shade, but will tolerate full sun and drier soils.

PropagationStart seed when ripe or in spring; divide plants in early spring.

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

  • Genus : Euphorbia
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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