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Euphorbia dulcis ‘Chameleon’

Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'

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Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'

This notable species produces erect stems of bronzy burgundy leaves and purple-green bracts in early summer. It looks exceptional when placed near contrasting plants. The foliage may be cut back after flowering to produce fresh growth.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis herbaceous perennial is well suited to the mixed border or to naturalizing. Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.

CareThis plant prefers moist, humus-rich soil in dappled shade, but will tolerate full sun and drier soils. Self sows regularly.

PropagationStart seed when ripe or in spring; divide 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
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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