Purple Spurge (Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon') 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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 20 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
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: Bi-Color: Purple and yellow
Other: Purple tinged yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Milky sap can be a skin and eye irritant and is toxic if ingested.

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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2015-04-24Showing it's late April color in zone 5.
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What have you planted that you regretted ? by ge1836 Aug 25, 2019 10:58 AM 204
Anyone recognize this plant? by Dresdencross Aug 15, 2016 1:34 PM 7
Chicagoland annual plant swap 2015 by oerickson Jun 8, 2015 8:43 AM 92
Also Perennial in my neighborhood by crittergarden Aug 14, 2014 10:57 AM 9
What did YOU do outside today? by crittergarden Aug 31, 2019 9:31 AM 7,179
Color Echoes, anyone? by pirl Sep 18, 2019 6:53 AM 2,518
Euphorbia? What which one? by Joy Apr 6, 2012 1:45 PM 3
Hardy Euphorbias for the garden by rcn48 Sep 15, 2013 11:38 AM 163
Don't forget to divide your Daffodils, and other spring bulbs. by gemini_sage Aug 23, 2011 7:48 PM 23

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