Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Light green


Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Plant details

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' is a compact, shade-loving euphorbia, bearing acid-yellow blooms in contrast with purple, strappy foliage. It's a good choice for growing at the front of a border, but is also suitable for using as groundcover in gardens with poor, dry soil, especially in partial shade.

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' spreads by underground runners, forming a low weed-smothering carpet. For best results grow in well-drained soil in partial shade.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: amygdaloides

Cultivar: Purpurea

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Light green

Foliage colour: Purple, Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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