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Sometimes called cushion spurge, this plant produces tidy mounds of light green leaves that are covered with pretty yellow flowers in summer. Also known as Euphorbia, this charming ground cover is extremely drought tolerant. It's deer resistant and is easy to grow. (Euphorbia polychroma)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Groundcover
Groundcover
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Pest / Disease Resistant
Pest / Disease Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Size Bag of 1
SKU 1EUPH3

Plant Information

This widely diverse group of plants includes common North American wildflowers plus a whole selection of unique hybrids. All of the flowering spurges insist on fast-draining soils and are dependably drought tolerant. Once happy, this is a carefree plant that adds color almost year round. The big yellow flowers appear in late spring through mid summer. Then with fall temperatures, all the foliage goes bright butter yellow for even more color. Always handle Spurge plants with care, as they contain a milky sap that can irritate your eyes, nose and mouth. Some species have a poisonous sap.
SKU 1EUPH3
Common Name Flowering Spurge
Botanical Name Euphorbia polychroma
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Size 1-2" flowers
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Light green foliage turns red in fall.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers, Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Pest / Disease Resistant
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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3.4

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5.0

10 for 10! Big Win!

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from An eastern US industrial city Zone 7

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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    • Garden
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    Comments about American Meadows Euphorbia:

    I've got an old 1930's row home with an 11' x 19' plot of very sad grass in an eastern US industrial city Zone 7. This April, I decided that the lawn wasn't worth it, tore the whole thing out, and planted an array of perennials. Some are doing well. Some didn't make it at all... but the 10 SPURGE I purchased from this site are thriving!

    Old neighborhood means lead pain in the houses originally, cast iron pipes in the ground through the yard. Generations of paving and repaving my road and about a billion cars belching exhaust parallel parking right on my curb. There's all sorts of things in my soil that nobody wants, let alone plants. (Reason #6032b why I didn't plant vegetables. Eating that stuff? No way!) But my SPURGES have decided that not only will they eat it, they LOVE IT!

    They're in about 10" of soil over a bed of clay that might as well have been bricks baked by a cro-magnon civilization: hardpacked and undisturbed for eons. I've added peat moss to bulk up the top 10" and added bonemeal to help promote some strong roots (and some kind of nutrients!) and the Spurge were blooming before they'd been in the ground for more than 2 weeks.

    Success, success, success. :D

    PS. Wasn't able to get your site to play nice with my browser, so I can't upload my pictures. (I'm running Chrome if that helps your tech team.) Y'all're just going to have to imagine the cutest tiny baby spurge with a bloom consuming it's whole stalk and then 3 weeks later, a 7 stalk-mini-bush with 7 blooms busting out like a tween at a middle school dance.

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    1.0

    I would not buy again.

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    from McDonough, GA

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      • Died in the summer heat!

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      Comments about American Meadows Euphorbia:

      Intended use was to add fall color. Followed directions and didn't want to over water, but the summer heat killed all of them!

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      1.0

      didnt do well,,,,,,,,,died

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      from kingston springs.TN

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      Comments about American Meadows Euphorbia:

      struggled and died

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Splurge on Spurge

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      from Montague, NJ

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

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        Comments about American Meadows Euphorbia:

        A real bang for the buck and will get better each year.

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        5.0

        super results

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        from Reno, Nevada

        Pros

        • Looks Very Healthy
        • Product Shipping-great
        • Transplanted Easily

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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