Milkweed

Euphorbia | Also known as: Spurge | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Euphorbia will definitely bring a sense of euphoria to your garden.

Euphorbia is the family name for a lovely shrub that can be found with blooms that range from white through to green and yellow. Also known as Milkweed or Spurge, depending on the sub-species it can range from fully hardy to that which are susceptible to frosts. It thrives best in a full sunlight or partially shaded location. Be aware that all types are toxic, and contact with the sap can also cause irritation to the skin.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have severe stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • City
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years