This colourful perennial forms a low clump of narrow, light green leaves that have wide, cream-coloured margins and are flushed with bright rose-pink from spring to summer; Flower bracts are bright yellow, surrounding pink-rose flower buds; deer and rabbit resistant; drought tolerant once established; sap can be caustic.
flushed with bright rose-pink from spring to summer
Striking in borders, containers, mass plantings, Mediterranean gardens and as ground cover; excellent addition to water-wise gardens
Euphorbia epithymoides 'First Blush'
(First Blush Euphorbia)
12" (31 cm)
16" (41 cm)
March - April
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Prefers an average, well-drained soil type
Plant Care Tips
There are many different kinds of euphorbia, from large, bush-like to small creeping versions. They have unusual foliage and flowers in many colour combinations. Euphotbia are wonderfully easy to care for. They are very disease resistant and are not nibbled on by most garden pests (including deer). Most of them are vigorous growers in even the poorest, fastest-draining soil. Some euphorbia can spread easily through seeds, while others easily grow when a branch is put into soil. You can easily control spread by cutting off the flowers before they set seeds. Remember that many euphorbia exude a sap that might be irritating to the skin, so wear gloves when working with them.