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Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia myrsinites
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Euphorbia myrsinites

Donkey-tail Spurge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.208.050

The Donkey-tail Spurge is an evergreen, succulent perennial. It makes sprawling or trailing stems of spiraling grey-blue leaves, with clusters of chartreuse-yellow flowers appearing through the spring months. This will grow in most any sunny area, but does particularly well in hot, dry sites with poor soil. Looks terrific in a rock garden or rock wall. Also worth trying in tubs or mixed containers. Interplant this with Veronica ‘Georgia Blue', for a riot of yellow and sapphire blue. Inclined to self seed prolifically: remove unwanted seedlings as they appear. As a result of its self seeding, some jurisdictions have banned this plant as a noxious weed. This is not usually a problem in regions with significant rainfall, but check local restrictions before planting. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten: wear gloves when handling.

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Euphorbia myrsinites

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate