Euphorbia cyparissias

Cypress Spurge

Varieties include the popular, upright, shrubby Poinsettia, the unusual, perennial, trailing Myrtle Euphorbia, and the annual Snow-on-the-Mountain with its showy foliage. The flowers are tiny, colored yellow to green, and are often surrounded by leaves colored like petals, called bracts, which look like flowers, in white, pink, red or green. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes, and is sometimes poisonous to humans and some animals. Requires good soil drainage and full sun. Start by division and seed.
Euphorbia cyparissias, Cypress Spurge
Small, yellow, flowerlike bracts often tinged with red contrast with needlelike, bluish, foliage. Spreads rampantly by underground rhizomes. Naturalize in large areas of poor dry soil where it will not become a pest.

Attributes - Euphorbia cyparissias

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Susceptible to Rust.

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