Myrtle Euphorbia, Myrtle 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.
Tight spirals of triangular leaves and clusters of greenish yellow flowers bloom on 1-year-old growth. Use in containers or trailing over rock walls.
Attributes - Euphorbia myrsinites
Plant Type: Biennial
Bloom Season: Late Winter through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.
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