(Mediterranean Spurge, Silver Swan Spurge)
Silver Swan spurge, selection ‘Wilcott’, offers mint green foliage edged crisply in white, lending extra visual appeal to its bold, architectural form. Originally discovered in England, this selection offers more vigorous growth than previously available variegated cultivars, and is also sold under the name ‘Silver Swan’. It is derived from a shrubby species native to Portugal and the western Mediterranean region of Europe.
The narrow, linear leaves of this perennial densely encircle thick,...
(Mediterranean Spurge, Wulfen’s Mediterranean Spurge)
A semi-succulent euphorb with spectacular spring flowers, Wulfen’s Mediterranean spurge has densely fuzzy, greyish green leaves that look great year round. In spring, large, terminal heads of yellow to yellowish green flowers are produced. This upright, shrubby perennial is native to the western Mediterranean where it thrives in upland, open, seaside sites with dry, sharply drained soil.
Dense whorls of narrow, grayish green to silvery green leaves encircle the purplish, hairy stems of Mediterranean...
The tough and showy sweet spurge is a bushy spreading perennial native to Eastern Europe. Its upright branches are lined with rows of elliptical, waxy, green leaves that emit a white, milky sap when broken. Early in the season, its stems become topped with showy clusters of bright yellow-green flowers with attractive bracts that provide long-lasting interest. The foliage of sweet spurge cultivars ranges from sea green to chartreuse and dark burgundy.
Sweet spurge is very tolerant of drought...
James H. Schutte
(Chameleon Spurge, Spurge)
The burgundy-red foliage of the knockout perennial spurge ‘Chameleon’ offers season-long interest to sunny perennial borders. The tough and showy sweet spurge is a bushy spreading perennial native to Eastern Europe. Its upright branches are lined with rows of elliptical, waxy, burgundy-red leaves that emit a white, milky sap when broken. Early in the season, its stems become topped with tiny clusters of yellow-green flowers surrounded by attractive purple-red bracts that provide long-lasting interest....
(First Blush Spurge, Spurge)
‘First Blush’ creates a spectacular color display with its unique green, white and pink variegated foliage. A patented cultivar, it was originally discovered in Germantown, Wisconsin as a mutated branch on a cultivated seedling of Euphorbia epithymoides. The parent species originates from Europe and Turkey, and is commonly known as cushion spurge.
This compact, clump-forming perennial forms a tidy mound of short stems which are densely encircled with linear, fine-textured foliage....
Gerald L. Klingaman
A tough rock garden gem, myrtle spurge can't be beat for season-long interest. This native of Eastern Europe and Turkey has long prostrate stems densely lined with sharp-tipped, silvery seagreen leaves that are evergreen. In very early spring, these stems become punctuated with clusters of flowers with bright chartreuse bracts.
Highly drought tolerant, this perennial requires full sun and can take poor soils as long as they have good drainage. Its beautiful and interesting foliage contrasts nicely...
James H. Schutte
Native to Europe and Turkey, cushion spurge is notable for its breathtaking spring to early summer display of brilliant yellow-green flowers. This beautiful herbaceous perennial forms a neat, rounded mound of sturdy stems which are densely encircled with small, oval, deep green leaves. The softly-textured foliage may develop attractive tints of red and orange in fall. Bright yellow flower clusters appear at the ends of the stems in spring, and remain showy well into summer. These are actually...
(Mediterranean Spurge, Upright Myrtle Spurge)
Native to Iran, Morocco and the Mediterranean region of Europe, this beautiful spurge offers exceptional color and interest for gardens in dry climates. Its thick, fleshy, upright to arching stems are encircled with oval, pointed, blue-green foliage which remains evergreen to semi-evergreen in winter. Large, rounded, bright yellow flower clusters appear at the ends of the stems from spring to early summer. These are actually composed of colorful bracts surrounding small, less conspicuous flowers.
(Apertif Spurge, Martin's Spurge)
Martin’s Spurge is a hybrid between the European native Euphorbia amygdaloides and the Mediterranean Euphorbia characias. The cultivar Aperitif is a dwarf selection and is a tender, evergreen, spurge with a clumping, upright habit and lance-shaped leaves with the pointed ends attached to the plant. The leaves are green often with red, pink or purple undertones as are the plant stems. Late winter through summer flowers appear just above the foliage in compact heads and have circular...