×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Euphorbia epithymoides

Cushion spurge

Garden

Wishlist

  • Plant Placeholder

Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Euphorbia epithymoides (Cushion spurge). This species is a showy bushy perennial with a mounding habit, The flowers are bright yellow and are formed by bracts, these bracts will turn to bronze. The sap is caustic and you should avoid direct contact with the skin.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Milkwort

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Border, ornamental Spring interest.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Plant Placeholder

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-15C, and will grow well in sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by basal cuttings in the spring or summer, by division in spring or early autumn or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fungal diseases.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Other Euphorbia posts

To view Euphorbia plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Potting

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)