Euphorbia gives gardeners an edge in remembering its Latin name, Euphorbia
polychroma, as this perennial fills the garden with dynamic color. The flowers
are actually flowering bracts, and consequently, last much longer than petals
in the spring garden. The foliage provides a strong presence long after the
bracts have faded. Grow in sharply draining soil to guard against winter
moisture, or position these fascinating plants on a slight slope in a sunny
location to help with drainage. In the spring, resist the temptation to cut
back the older stems, as they will re-foliate and provide a show for the spring
garden. Absolutely stunning paired with spring-blooming Alliums. Use gloves
when pruning, as milky sap can be a skin irritant.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Bonfire Flowering Spurge PP#18585
Euphorbia polychroma Bonfire PP#18585
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Leaves emerge green but quickly turn a deep red, orange, purple and then by fall are a deep red.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|