Euphorbia amygdaloides
‘Purpurea’
“Purple Wood Spurge”
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ “Purple Wood Spurge”Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ “Purple Wood Spurge”

An absolutely stunning Euphorbia & good garden entertainment to boot! This highly desirable, purple variation of “Wood Spurge” goes thru beautiful & fascinating coloration changes with the seasons, its foliage starting out green in the Spring, with new growth looking like wine-colored blossoms. In late March throughout April, it bursts into a profusion of lime green flower heads almost blotting out the foliage. In Fall & Winter, the upper leaves & stems mature to a “to-die-for” deep purple-ruby. Yum! The following Spring, the leaves become green again. 30” tall & wide. “Wood Spurge” will give the best show in full sun (near the coast), with average to low water & well-drained soil. Will lose some glory after a few years, but will self-sow for fresh new beauties. Like all Euphorbias, the sap of this plant can be TOXIC to varying degrees. Be sure to protect your eyes, skin & NEVER ingest!

Annie

Sun/Pt. Sun
Avg./Low water

Perennial
USDA zones 4-10