Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’
Wood spurge ‘Purpurea’, Eurphorbia Purpurea
Variety or Cultivar
‘Purpurea’ _ ‘Purpurea’ is a bushy, softly hairy, evergreen perennial with reddish-purple stems bearing ovate to spoon-shaped, maroon to reddish-purple leaves and cymes of bright yellow-green flowers from mid-spring to early summer.
All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Yellow-green in Spring
Dark-green, Maroon in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Cut spent flower shoots to the base in late summer or autumn.
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ (Wood spurge ‘Purpurea’) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland
Tolerates most soil types and is happy in sun or shade. It can be invasive, spreading by rhizomes and seed.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West