This low-growing species offers a distinctive look for the edge of the border, the rock garden, or a retaining wall. Its thick, trailing stems, which spread outward like the spokes of a wheel, bear short, succulent gray-blue leaves arranged in a tight spiral around the stem. The foliage is evergreen, and in early spring the tips of the stems rise up and produce large clusters of luminous, sulphur yellow blooms. There's nothing else quite like E. myrsinites, which means this remarkable plant deserves a location of some prominence.
Cultivated members of the genus Euphorbia are grown for their colorful bracts, which are leaves surrounding the insignificant true flowers, and these bracts are as showy as any bloom. Poinsettias are Euphorbias; it’s hard to pack more wallop than that. The perennial varieties generally offer attractive foliage as well. Their milky sap causes skin irritation in some people; wear gloves when planting or deadheading.
For more information on the growing and care of Euphorbia, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Latin Name Pronunciation: yew-for'bee-uh
Plant in full sun and average, well-drained soil. Fertilize lightly with 5-10-5 in early spring. Handle Euphorbia plants with care; the milky sap has been known to cause rashes in some people.