Euphorbia epithymoides

Euphorbia epithymoides is a herbaceous perennial native to the middle east and middle and eastern Europe. It is part of the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. With its green foliage and bright yellow star-shaped flowers, it is a nice addition to borders. It is also known as the Cushion Spurge, Euphorbia polychroma, or Euphorbia villosa. Euphorbia epithymoides is a compact clump-forming plant that grows to about 40cm about 18 inches. It is deciduous as the plant dies down in winter and it grows again in spring.

Euphorbia Epithymoides, Cushion Spurge
Cushion Spurge – Euphorbia Epithymoides

Euphorbia epithymoides flowers appear in spring, April, May, and the foliage turns yellow in autumn. You can plant it in moist well-drained soil, sandy, chalky, or clay. Chose a full sun or partial shade location, it is an easy growing plant which is mostly disease or pest-free. You can propagate by dividing it in early spring or do basal cuttings. If you chose to do cuttings put the cuttings in warm water to prevent bleeding. Also, wear gloves as the milky sap can irritate the skin and is poisonous. Also if you have pets be careful though Euphorbia epithymoides are not poisonous to birds or livestock. It is a pretty fast-growing plant.

Euphorbia Epithymoides

Also see Euphorbia characias and Euphorbia schillingii

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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