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Euphorbia rigida (Rigid spurge)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
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.
Low
Toxicity

Botanical name: Euphorbia rigida

Other names: Gopher plant, Euphorbia biglandulosa, Rigid spurge, Silver spurge

Genus: Euphorbia

Species: E. rigida - E. rigida is an erect then spreading, evergreen perennial with stiff, lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and, in early spring to early summer, umbels of yellow flowers that become flushed pink with age.


Euphorbia rigida is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow in Spring; Flushed pink, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Erect, Spreading

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

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Rust

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed, Stem tip cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Euphorbia rigida (Rigid spurge) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation: Performs best in well-drained, light soil in full sun.

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

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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