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Growth habit is rounded and bushy, but it is not invasive.

Provides spring color in May and June, as well as fall color.

Cushion Spurge
Euphorbia polychroma


Very attractive, round clump of erect stems bear brigght green/yellow sessile leaves. Like its relative the poinsettia, its bright yellow-orange bracts also appear to be petals of the flowers. This perennial looks good all summer long and grows well in normal garden soil.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: Beds and borders.

stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
Height: Minimum: 18 inches      Maximum: 24 inches

Width: Minimum: 24 inches     Maximum: 36 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Foliage turns red in fall. Jelitto and Schacht suggest using it for naturalizing, in dry open-woodland borders, and with creeping phlox, Aubrieta, small grasses and dwarf woody plants.

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