Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire'
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Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire'

Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire'

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Common Name: Bonfire Spurge
Hardiness Zone: 5-7S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 10-12" Spacing: 12-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Dependable Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire' creates a dramatic contrast of flowers and foliage in early spring. ‘Bonfire’ emerges as a rounded, green mound that rapidly turns a rich, maroon red. It’s the perfect background for its own buttery blooms and is especially fetching with blue-flowered spring bulbs. PP 18,585

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.




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My garden favorite

I absolutely love this plant. It has been hearty since day one. It has so many different colors and interest from Spring to Fall. It’s a unique addition to any space. I highly recommend it!

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Bonfire spurge

I actually bought this a few years from WFF and have enjoyed it since!
This is the first spurge that I have had in my garden and I get so many compliments about it! The colors change with the seasons starting out green, changing to yellow, orange and a magnificent red. It looks great in the garden and compliments whatever is blooming by it : daffs in the spring, Irises in late spring, lilies in the summer.
I highly recommend this plant.

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Growing guide

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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.

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