Euphorbia palustris 'Zauberflote'

Marsh Spurge

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

This unusual, seed raised strain of the marsh spurge is distinct not only for its compact habit but the fact that it can be grown from seed as a hardy annual. It produces an attractive clump of bright green leaves which turn orange and red in the autumn. In late spring, it produces long-lasting yellow flowers. Unlike most euphorbias, it prefers moist soil.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: palustris

Cultivar: Zauberflote

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to March

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