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Bonfire Euphorbia

SKU: AM014560
per Plant - 3" Pot
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'Bonfire' Euphorbia is likely to ignite a lifelong interest in this fabulous plant family! Forming a mound of orange, purple, and red foliage in the spring and summer that deepens to red in the fall, 'Bonfire' has one more trick up its sleeve: bright yellow bracts opening like flowers on the stem tips in late spring. Plant to add texture and structure to complement flowers and grasses in drier soils or sloped locations like rock gardens. (Euphorbia polychroma)
key features
Botanical Name
Euphorbia polychroma Bonfire PP#18585
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


'Bonfire' Euphorbia gives gardeners an edge in remembering its Latin name, Euphorbia polychroma, as this perennial fills the garden with dynamic color. The flowers are actually flowering bracts, and consequently, last much longer than petals in the spring garden. The foliage provides a strong presence long after the bracts have faded. Grow in sharply draining soil to guard against winter moisture, or position these fascinating plants on a slight slope in a sunny location to help with drainage. In the spring, resist the temptation to cut back the older stems, as they will re-foliate and provide a show for the spring garden. Absolutely stunning paired with spring-blooming Alliums. Use gloves when pruning, as milky sap can be a skin irritant.