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Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.  The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Toxic - All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.  The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Euphorbia polychroma

Other names: Many-coloured spurge, Euphorbia epithymoides

Genus: Euphorbia Euphorbia

Species: E. polychroma - E. polychroma is a compact, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with leafy stems and terminal clusters of acid-yellow flowers in late spring to early summer.


Euphorbia polychroma is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Rounded

Toxicity: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back flowering shoots to ground level in late summer or autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean

Cultivation: Plant in any soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Euphorbia polychroma

Other names: Many-coloured spurge, Euphorbia epithymoides

Genus: Euphorbia Euphorbia

Species: E. polychroma - E. polychroma is a compact, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with leafy stems and terminal clusters of acid-yellow flowers in late spring to early summer.


Euphorbia polychroma is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Rounded

Toxicity: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back flowering shoots to ground level in late summer or autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean

Cultivation: Plant in any soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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