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.

Common names
  • Purple Spurge
  • Euphorbia
  • Spurge

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Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Bea's garden
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-04-03
Photo by Joy
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2015-04-24
Showing it's late April color in zone 5.
Location: Bide A Wee cottage garden, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2009-04-18

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-02-28
New stems emerging

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Date: 2004-05-13
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