Euphorbia griffithii, Griffith's Spurge, Spurge 'Fireglow'

Euphorbia griffithii

Griffith's Spurge, Spurge 'Fireglow'
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Bhutan, Tibet, China
USDA Zone: 4-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Euphorbia griffithii (Griffith's Spurge) is a stunning small plant that is native to Bhutan, Tibet and China. It grows up to 5 ft. The plant can take full sun or semi-shade, however if planted directly in the sun, it requires regular watering. The foliage is also highly ornamental, with narrow green leaves with a striking red central vein. In autumn, the leaves turn a beautiful red-yellow color.

In early summer, the plant produces attractive heads of fiery-orange bracts that continue for some weeks. The new growth in early spring is a rich bronzy-red. These are followed by small, red, crimson and vinous flowers in early fall.

Euphorbia griffithii is a tough plant that is hardy in USDA Zone 4-9. In areas where the winters are cold, the plant can be grown in pots and moved indoors.

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