Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Spurge

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' is a dramatic plant, bearing attractive dark green foliage, each leaf with a reddish midrib, which contrasts beautifully with its bright fiery brick red flowers. Tall and bushy, it's well suited to growing in hot planting schemes and dry sunny borders, and combines well with yellow flowers and gold variegated foliage. 

Grow Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Divide congested clumps in spring.

When working with euphorbias always wear gloves – the milky sap is a skin irritant.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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

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