A bushy, evergreen perennial with reddish green stems and matt green leaves, which can be reddish benneath and become darker in the winter. Yellow clusters of flowers in spring and summer
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Winter||Green Red||Green Red|
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- IRRITANT to skin/eye, harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Euphorbia can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or succulents, with milky sap and small flowers held within cupped, often colourful bracts
- Name status
How to grow
See Euphorbia for further adviceGrow in moist, humus rich soil in light dappled shade.
Divide in spring, basal cuttings in early summer, sow seeds.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Rock garden
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
- Wall side borders
Remove stems imediatley after flowering to encourage new basal growth.
May be susceptible to aphids
May be susceptible to botrytis (grey mould)
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