PlantsEuphorbias→Cushion Spurge (Euphorbia polychroma 'First Blush')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 16 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: 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: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
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.


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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 23, 2015 4:53 PM

Nicely colored plant grew well and flowered.
Did not survive my zone 5 winter.

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