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Euphorbia palustris
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Euphorbia palustris

Swamp Spurge

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Item #: 3767

Zones: 5a to 8a

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Shade

Origin: Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

The swamp spurge is essentially a larger version of the highly valued and more widely grown, E. epithymoides (polychroma). The narrow, medium-green leaves clothe the upright 30" stems, topped in April and May with bright yellow bracts (like a poinsettia). A mass of E. palustris in the spring garden will truly make a breathtaking show. Unlike other euphorbias, E. palustris thrives in moist conditions, including shallow standing water. E. palustris will seed around the garden a bit, especially in moist sites, so don't plant it near small treasures.