Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire' PP18585 COPF
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Spurge-Cushion|
One of the best landscape plants for all-season color. 'Bonfire' PP18585 is one of the most colorful spurges ever invented! The top growth is a fantastic combination of deep purple, red, and orange leaves with a touch of chartreuse, while the undergrowth is green. The foliage tends to deepen to burgundy red at the height of summer. Turns rich red in the fall.
In late spring, crackling sulfur yellow bracts light up the whole plant for several weeks. But really, who needs flowers with foliage like this?!
'Bonfire' PP18585 is a selection from E. polychroma. It was introduced by Blooms of Bressingham®.
Breeder: Mary Ann Faria
Introducer: Blooms of Bressingham®
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?:
Grown for its attractive foliage
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 zone 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.