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Flowering Spurge

Euphorbia polychroma

A cushion of bright yellow leaves and tiny yellow flowers make this a perfect choice for the sun garden.

The Chrome or Cushion Spurge is a popular perennial for spring display, especially nice to use alongside tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs. Outstanding for its display of bright golden-yellow flowers, over a perfect cushion of light green leaves. Excellent for edging, in the rock garden, or in containers. Unusual for cutting. Usually has beautiful red fall foliage colour. Plants can be divided in fall or very early spring. Trimming back hard (to 4 inches) in early summer will keep this bushy and compact. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to mid summer

Mature Height:

12-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 55-65° F, keep on the dry side until new growth appears. Once actively growing, raise to 65-70° F and keep evenly moist allowing to dry a little in between. Feed at 50-100 ppm N with each watering. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil; spread out roots within pot leaving crown just at the soil surface Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in average, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Will not thrive in hot humid climates.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.