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Euphorbia epithymoides

Spurge

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not 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

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia epithymoides
  • Common name: Spurge
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Euphorbia epithymoides has dark green, lance-shaped leaves, which perfectly complement its bright yellow, star-shaped flowers. Perennial, Euphorbia epithymoides flowers earlier than other varieties, and has a short flowering season. However, it adds interest to the border in autumn as its foliage turns a dramatic bronze colour.

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

How to grow Euphorbia epithymoides

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled 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 flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not 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 Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Euphorbia epithymoides and wildlife

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

Is Euphorbia epithymoides poisonous?

Euphorbia epithymoides 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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