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Euphorbia palustris

Marsh spurge

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Christa Brand, copyright GAP Photos (248831)

Plant details

This beautiful perennial is one of Nigel Colborn's favourite plants for autumn colour. The Royal Horticultural Society also rate it highly and have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Unlike most euphorbias, it prefers moist soil. It makes an attractive clump of bright green leaves which turn orange and red in autumn. During late spring, it produces long-lasting deep yellow flowers.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: palustris

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to May


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