Cushion Spurge

Euphorbia polychroma

Cushion Spurge
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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.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green turning red in fall

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Plant Height

12-18 in.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Bugleweed (Ajuga ), Candytuft-Evergreen (Iberis sempervirens), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris pallida), Rock Cress (Arabis caucasica), Stonecrop (Sedum )

Characteristics & Attributes


Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Cut flower or foliage

Bloom Time

Late spring

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

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