This brilliant evergreen perennial forms a mound of foliage that emerges green and turns a spectacular purple-red over the summer; flowers are brilliant yellow; deer resistant; very interesting cut flower; drought tolerant once established; sap can be caustic.
foliage that emerges green and turns a spectacular purple-red over the summer
Excellent addition to borders, containers, rock and water-wise gardens
Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire'
18" (46 cm)
24" (61 cm)
18" (46 cm)
March - June
Moderate-Low. Drought tolerant once established
Average, well-drained soil is preferred however, will tolerate poor soils
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.