Euphorbia polychroma (Cushion Spurge)


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1 Gallon Pot. Euphorbia polychroma, commonoly called cushion spurge, is a mounding, clump-forming perennial which typically grows in a dome (or cushion) shape to 12-18″ tall and as wide on erect, sturdy stems bearing oblong, downy, medium green leaves (to 2″ long). Cymes of inconspicuous greenish flowers (lacking both sepals and petals) bloom at the stem ends in spring. Although the flower cymes are not showy, they are subtended by long-lasting, bright sulphur-yellow bracts which are exceptionally showy. Stems exude a toxic, milky sap when cut. Leaves turn red in fall.

Common Name: cushion spurge
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Native Range: Central and southeastern Europe, Asia Minor
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Yellow bracts
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Good Fall
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Air Pollution