Euphorbia polychroma Family: Euphorbiacaea
Description: An herbaceous perennial with a mounding habit. Obovate, bright green leaves turn shades of red, orange and apricot in autumn. Showy, bright chartreuse-yellow bracts appear at the branch tips in early spring through mid-summer.
Special Notes: Native to central and southern Europe. Good cut flower but stem tips must be singed or dipped in boiling water to stop the milky sap from flowing. Self-sows. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Watch for powdery mildew. Propagate by seed; division in early spring.
Caution: Milky sap can cause skin and eye irritation. Toxic if ingested.
RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993
Posted on March 7, 2013