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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’

Spurge

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Flowers
Flowers

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Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

Purple

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.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ spreads by underground runners, forming a low weed-smothering carpet. For best results grow in well-drained soil in partial shade.

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

How to grow Euphorbia 'Purpurea'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Euphorbia 'Purpurea' and wildlife

Euphorbia 'Purpurea' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Euphorbia 'Purpurea' poisonous?

Euphorbia 'Purpurea' can be toxic. Its sap is toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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