Euphoric about Euphorbia


This little stunner is sometimes commonly called Spurge! Such an overly common, common name for such a jewel in the spring garden crown.

Scientifically, it’s a succulent, making it a great addition to an alpine or rock garden. It can take dry conditions like a little soldier (this spring proves it). The colorful yellow/chartreuse-green bracts (leaves that appear as if flowers) are stunning. As the season progresses and the bracts darken in color, the spurge is an excellent foliage filler in the yard.

These two euphorbias were picked up for a song at the Cub Foods Hoophouse last year. Stop by the Lake Harriet Peace Garden for a really stunning example of a mass planting of spurge.

Euphorbia: It’s todays “Plant I’m Loving.”


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