Cushion Spurge gets its name from its cushion-like, perfectly dome-shaped habit. In late spring, the pale green leaves are topped with chrome-yellow bracts that shine brightly in the garden. If sited correctly, the leaves will turn red in the fall. This is the best Spurge for northern gardens and it is extremely drought tolerant. If happy, it will self-seed, so it can become a good groundcover plant.
Cushion Spurge grows well in full sun. It prefers average, well-drained soil. After flowering in spring, Cushion Spurge should be cut back to about 4". This will keep the plant more compact and prevent it from splitting in the center. It should be divided or propagated from stem cuttings every few years since older plants tend to become leggy.
Green turning red in fall
Bugleweed (Ajuga ), Candytuft-Evergreen (Iberis sempervirens), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris pallida), Rock Cress (Arabis caucasica), Stonecrop (Sedum )
Cut flower or foliage
Deer and rabbit resistant
Full sun to part shade
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