Day 107: Euphorbia polychroma

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

Euphorbia polychroma  in the cottage garden at Sissinghurst

Euphorbia polychroma in the cottage garden at Sissinghurst

There is probably a spurge for every occasion in the garden – indoors too, for that matter, when you consider that the poinsettia is a member of the Euphorbia clan. If you want splashes of lime green to combine perfectly with colourful tulips and wallflowers in the spring border, you can’t go wrong with the cushion spurge, Euphorbia polychroma. It grows to around 45cm high and forms perfect mounds of bright chartreuse, which works equally well with deep blues and yellows as well as hot colours. Though it fades after May, there’s another spell of interest in autumn as the foliage colours before dying back over winter. 


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