Silver Spurge (Euphorbia rigida) in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: blue-green foliage
Flowers: Showy
Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
Flower Color: Green
Other: Chartreuse (yellowish-green)
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 24, 2011 1:48 PM

A relatively cold-hardy Euphorbia. They bloom profusely in the spring and are fairly easy to grow. E. rigida suckers easily.

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