Euphorbia amygdaloides

Common name: Spurge, Milkweed

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Plant type Annual, perennial
Height 12 inches to 4 feet
Spread 12 inches to 3 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Barren to moderate
Water consumption Light to moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Green, yellow
Flower season Early summer to late summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium, soft

Euphorbias are semi-evergreen or evergreen perennials usually with bright green leaves and sulphur yellow flowers, correctly called bracts. Flowers are borne in large clusters between mid-spring and late summer, depending on the variety.

Their flowers may at appear to lack colour, but they are excellent mixed with more colourful plants.

They prefer a sunny site in poor, dryish soil.

The milky sap may be poisonous and/or irritate the skin.


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