Euphorbia epithymoides 'First Blush' PP15292 COPF
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Spurge-Cushion|
This colorful selection of Euphorbia has light green leaves with wide, cream-colored margins. From spring into summer, they are flushed with bright rose-pink, lending a beautiful tricolor effect to the plant. In early spring, radiant yellow bracts surround the rosy flower buds. The habit is low and mounding.
Breeder: Liesl Thomas from W.E. Radtke, Inc.
Introducer: Plant Haven®
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
In zones 4-5, Cushion Spurge grows well in full sun. In regions south of there, it is best sited in part shade, avoiding the hot afternoon sun. It prefers average, well-drained soil. After flowering in spring, Cushion Spurge should be cut back to about 4". This will keep the plant more compact and prevent it from splitting in the center.
Use caution and wear gloves when handling this plant; it is POISONOUS if eaten and the sap can be a skin and eye irritant.
Perennial Euphorbias are in the same family as Poinsettias.