Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Spurge

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Green
Foliage colours:
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Always wear gloves when working with euphorbias. The milky sap is a skin irritant. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Toxic part: Sap
  • Effects: Irritates skin, Irritates eyes, Purgative if ingested, Toxins absorbed by the skin

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