Spurge

Euphorbia palustris

Spurge - Euphorbia palustris

Common Name: Spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: palustris

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

A herbaceous perennial with bright green leaves that radiate from delicately branched stems. In early summer, masses of soft fresh bright green flowers appear and last for several months. This lovely plant will brighten a sunny herbaceous border or the edges of a woodland garden. In autumn the leaves fade to lovely shades of yellow and orange. Unlike many euphorbias this one will tolerate heavier soils.

  • Garden care: Plants may need staking. After flowering remove the faded flower-heads. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant.

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