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Cushion Spurge
Scientific Name: Euphorbia polychroma A. Kern.
Synonym: Euphorbia epithymoides
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Cushion Spurge (Euphorbia  polychroma)
Euphorbia polychroma at the NYBG in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24
USDA: 4-9

Frost Tolerance: Need frost protection in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Questionable in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central Europe to Ukraine and Turkey

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 2 feet in spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, well drained soil.

Propagation: Division or seed in late autumn or early spring, cuttings in early summer

Cultural Practices:
This spurge likes a poor to average, well drained soil. They don't like to be moved.

Blooming Habits:
The flowers themselves are inconspicuous, but they are surrounded by showy bracts. They do good as cut flow, but their base should be seared with a flame.

Fruiting Habits:

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