Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’
Common name: spurge; Griffith’s spurge
Description: Anevergreen perennial with a bushy, upright, clump-forming habit. Lanceolate, dark green leaves have a distinctive pinkish midrib. New growth is rich bronzy-red when emerging in early spring. Leaves turn red and yellow in autumn. Conspicuous fiery orange-fuchsia coloured bracts appear in late spring through early summer.
Special Notes: Native to the eastern Himalayans. Good cut flower. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Few pests or diseases but watch for powdery mildew. Propagate by division in early spring.
Caution: Milky sap can cause skin and eye irritation. Toxic if ingested.
Posted on October 12, 2012