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Spurge

Euphorbia palustris

Also known as

Marsh Spurge

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Spurge Overview

Euphorbia palustris is a bushy, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial that blooms from late spring to early summer. Its clusters of soft, bright acid yellow-green flowers are borne on erect stems, above fresh-looking, lance-shaped leaves that fade to a yellow-orange colour in autumn. Also known as Marsh Spurge, Euphorbia palustris adds a splash of welcome colour to flower beds and cottage-style herbaceous borders from spring to autumn and is one of the Spurges that can tolerate a heavier soil. Its preference is for a position in full sun and permanently moist soil. An eye-catching, robust plant that is popular with gardeners, Euphorbia palustris has earned an 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'.

Common problems with Spurge

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to propagate Spurge

    Cuttings

    Division

    Seed

    Special features of Spurge

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Autumn colour

    Wet sites

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