Plant Type: Perennials
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.
Foliage ColorGreen turning red in fall
Plant Spread18-24 in.
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Plant Height12-18 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Specimen, Container
Bloom TimeLate spring
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade