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Euphorbia griffithii (any variety) (Griffith's spurge (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia griffithii (any variety)

Other names

Griffith's spurge (any variety)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

E. griffithii (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Euphorbia griffithii (Griffith's spurge), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

E. griffithii (any variety) are vigorous, erect, deciduous perennials with linear, lance-shaped, or oblong, green leaves turning red and yellow in autumn. Cymes of tiny flowers surrounded by prominent, red, orange, or orange-red bracts bloom in early summer.


Euphorbia griffithii (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

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

Flower

Orange-red, Red in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut spent flower shoots to the base in late summer or autumn.

Propagation

Seed may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Euphorbia griffithii (any variety) (Griffith's spurge (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Best grown in moist or moist but well-drained soil in light shade. Tolerates full sun. May be invasive in light, sandy soil.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Euphorbia griffithii (any variety)

Other names

Griffith's spurge (any variety)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

E. griffithii (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Euphorbia griffithii (Griffith's spurge), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

E. griffithii (any variety) are vigorous, erect, deciduous perennials with linear, lance-shaped, or oblong, green leaves turning red and yellow in autumn. Cymes of tiny flowers surrounded by prominent, red, orange, or orange-red bracts bloom in early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Orange-red, Red in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut spent flower shoots to the base in late summer or autumn.

Propagation

Seed may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia griffithii (any variety) (Griffith's spurge (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Best grown in moist or moist but well-drained soil in light shade. Tolerates full sun. May be invasive in light, sandy soil.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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