Sneak Peak – Euphorbia

Euphorbia epithymoides ‘First Blush’ PP15292 COPF  12” Tall x 12-16” Wide

‘First Blush’ Euphorbia creates a softness to perennial beds and borders with tricolor foliage.  The bright green leaves have wide cream margins that “blush” a bright rose-pink from spring into summer.  I think the reason for all that blushing must have something to do with the brilliant yellow bracts that surround the rosy flower buds in early spring.

First Blush
Euphorbia ‘First Blush’
Photo courtesy Walters Gardens

 Did the demure beauty of ‘First Blush’ strike your fancy?

Our next Euphorbia is likely to strike a match!

 Euphorbia polychroma ‘Bonfire’ PP18585 COPF  18” Tall x 36” Wide

Euphorbia ‘Bonfire’
Photo courtesy Walters Gardens

Heat up your beds with ‘Bonfire’ Euphorbia!  In spring the foliage is a blazing combination of deep purple, red, and orange with a chartreuse singe above green undergrowth.  Late spring throws another log on the fire as vivid yellow bracts ignite the whole plant and burn, I mean bloom for weeks.  And there’s “s’more”, at the peak of summer the top growth matures to a warm burgundy followed by a smoldering red in the fall.  That inferno of color makes this one of the most colorful Euphorbias to date!

Here’s the dirt on Euphorbia…

Euphorbia does well in full sun to part shade.  They like plain old average garden soil and aren’t considered high water users but do appreciate regular watering during dry spells.  They are deer and rabbit resistant and are great plants for container, cottage, rock and eclectic gardens.

 Thanks Heidi for another great Sneak Peek!!!