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 CharacteristicsFoliage 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.
CarePrefers moist soil in dappled shade.
PropagationStart seed when ripe or in spring; divide in early spring.
ProblemsNematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.
- Genus : Euphorbia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest