Euphorbia palustris

Marsh spurge

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


Euphorbia palustris

Plant details

Euphorbia palustris has bright green leaves, from which masses of bright green flowers appear in summer. The foliage turns a rich orange-red in autumn. It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, especaially with bold red and orange flowers. It can also be grown in shade.

Grow Euphorbia palustris in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It may need staking in exposed sites. Remove spent flowers and wear gloves when handling – the milky sap can irritate the skin and be harmful if it gets into the eyes.

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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