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Spurge, Perennial

Euphorbia spp.

Spurge, Perennial Plant Features

A must for early season color in border plantings! Spurge sports rich, green foliage that's complemented by unusual yellow flower bracts that make this sun dweller a perfect partner for tulips, narcissus, wallflower, pansy, and other early bird bloomers.  Plus, in the fall, spurge puts on another bright color show when it's foliage turns a beautiful blend of orange, purple, and red. Spurge grows about 12 to 18 inches tall and is deer and rabbit resistant. Hardy from zones 4-8.

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Spurge, Perennial Growing Instructions

Spurge likes a sunny spot in the garden with well drained soil. It's drought tolerant and makes an amazing container garden plant. You can also use spurge as a low maintenance ground cover on slopes for erosion control.

Spurge is not intended for animal or human consumption.


  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors

    Green, Yellow

  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage
    Deer/rabbit resistant
    Groundcover
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Spurge, Perennial with these varieties:
Phlox, Creeping
Blooming around the same time as Spurge, Creeping phlox makes a great companion.

Wallflower
Early bloomers, Wallflower and Spurge, both love quick-draining soil and a sunny spot in the garden.

Pansy
The cheerful spring blooms of Pansy are a good choice to pair with Spurge.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' Ascot Rainbow Spurge

Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'

Ascot Rainbow is an exciting hybrid that shows off green leaves edged in chartreuse. It looks good all season long! Ascot Rainbow grows 20 inches tall and wide and is hardy in Zones 6-9

Euphorbia 'Silver Swan' Silver Swan Spurge

Euphorbia 'Silver Swan'

A truly spectacular evergreen perennial, ‘Silver Swan’ spurge shows off beautiful gray-and-white variegated foliage that looks good all season long. In the spring, the plant sends up small flower spikes of chartreuse bloom. It grows 20 to 24 inches tall.