Spurge

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Spurge - Euphorbia griffithii  'Fireglow'

Common Name: Spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: griffithii
Cultivar: 'Fireglow'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Stiff dark green leaves edged orange-red are topped with bright brick-red summer flowers that gently fade to yellow in autumn before dying back. This fabulous spurge looks best as part of a vibrant planting scheme based on hot colours in a sunny border or with bronze-tinted ornamental grasses. Given a moist well-drained soil it may need restricting since it quickly forms small colonies. It tolerates light clay.

  • Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems avoiding new ones. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance.

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