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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’
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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’

Purple Wood Spurge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.208.140

The Spurges are becoming quite popular among gardeners. This colourful selection has handsome burgundy-purple foliage, perfectly setting off the clusters of bright greenish-yellow flowers that appear in mid to late spring. Plants remain evergreen in areas where they are hardy, developing black-purple tones in the cooler months. Flowers appear on old wood, so prune plants back lightly right after flowering it they need it. In Zones 5 and 6 this may be short lived, but will nearly always self seed and come back. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate