EUPHORBIA

Commonly known as Spurge, Wolf's milk

Very varied genus of about 2000 species of annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi-evergreen or herbaceous perennials, deciduous or evergreen subshrubs, shrubs and trees and succulents.

Many uses including for mixed borders, woodland gardens and rockeries though notice should be taken of the milky sap which can irritate the skin and no part should be eaten.

Many are attractive to insects.

There are 10 UK native spurges, most of which are common.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
    Sub shrubs, shrubs and trees
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi evergreen. Floral parts are usually much reduced, cupped by bracts in yellow, red, purple, brown or green.
  • Succulent

Buy Varieties of EUPHORBIA

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea

Wolf's milk, Wood spurge

(rubra) - reddish bronze foliage, upright growing

 
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EUPHORBIA amygdaloides var robbiae

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides var robbiae

Wolf's milk, Wood spurge

lime-green-yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow'

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow'

Wolf's milk, Wood spurge

new leaves bright red, darkening with age to purple-black, on maroon stems

 
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EUPHORBIA 'Blackbird'

EUPHORBIA 'Blackbird'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

deep red stems, blue-green leaves and dome-shaped yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA characias

EUPHORBIA characias

Spurge, Wolf's milk

flowers green with chocolate centres

 
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EUPHORBIA characias 'Black Pearl'

EUPHORBIA characias 'Black Pearl'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

flowers are greenish-yellow with a distinctive black eye

 
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EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'

EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

dazzling silver variegated foliage and silver variegated flower heads

 
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EUPHORBIA characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'

EUPHORBIA characias 'Tasmanian Tiger'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

a variegated form with a neat shape and one of the most attractive leaf-flower combinations

 
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EUPHORBIA characias wulfeni

EUPHORBIA characias wulfeni

Spurge, Wolf's milk

extra large flowers, lime-green

 
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EUPHORBIA 'Copton Ash'

EUPHORBIA 'Copton Ash'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

narrow grey-blue foliage and green-yellow flowers. Long flowering period

 
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EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'

EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'

Cypress spurge, Wolf's milk

spreading form with feathery bluish leaves and yellow-green flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Orange Man'

EUPHORBIA cyparissias 'Orange Man'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

feathery blue-green foliage, tinted orange in autumn. Yellow flowers in spring, ageing to orange/red

 
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EUPHORBIA 'Diamond Frost'

EUPHORBIA 'Diamond Frost'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

clouds of airy white flowers throughout spring and summer but not hardy

 
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EUPHORBIA epithymoides 'Bonfire'

EUPHORBIA epithymoides 'Bonfire'

Spurge, Spurge, Wolf's milk

green leaves flushed red/purple, becoming dark red in autumn. Yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA griffithii 'Fireglow'

EUPHORBIA griffithii 'Fireglow'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

orange-red

 
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EUPHORBIA x martinii

EUPHORBIA x martinii

Spurge, Wolf's milk

shrubby spurge with acid yellow flowers and good autumn colour

 
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EUPHORBIA x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'

EUPHORBIA x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

hardy all year round foliage colour. Blue-green leaves edged yellow and tipped with pink in winter

 
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EUPHORBIA mellifera

EUPHORBIA mellifera

Honey spurge, Wolf's milk

tall shrubby spurge with acid yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA myrsinites

EUPHORBIA myrsinites

Blue spurge, Creeping spurge, Wolf's milk

fleshy procumbent stems and leaves with terminal clusters of yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA palustris

EUPHORBIA palustris

Milkweed, Spurge

clump forming species with green leaves turning yellow in autumn and long lasting deep yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA x pasteurii

EUPHORBIA x pasteurii

Spurge, Wolf's milk

a cross between E.mellifera and E. stygiana which grows up to 6 feet tall. Creamy-white midribs to the leaves and scented yellow-brown flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA polychroma

EUPHORBIA polychroma

Cushion spurge, Wolf's milk

acid yellow flowers

 
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EUPHORBIA 'Redwing'

EUPHORBIA 'Redwing'

Spurge, Wolf's milk

striking yellow-green flower heads in spring

 
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EUPHORBIA stygiana

EUPHORBIA stygiana

Spurge, Wolf's milk

a rare species which is endangered in the wild in the Azores. It grows to around 5 feet as an architectural shrub, narrow bright green leaves and honey scented flowerheads

 
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