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Euphorbia palustris

Common Name(s):

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yoo-FOR-bee-uh pal-US-triss
Description

Bog Spurge is an upright herbaceous perennial with chartreuse leaves and flowers native to Europe and China.  Plant in full to partial sun in well-drained moist to wet soils.  It tolerates browsing by deer and rabbits and is tolerant of drought, wet and shallow-rocky soils.  Mass plant it in a border or let it naturalize in a cottage, woodland, or rain garden.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#rain garden#boggy#chartreuse#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#meadow#wet sites#deer resistant#borders#clumping#naturalized area#late spring flowers#early summer flowers#wet soils tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#rain garden#boggy#chartreuse#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#meadow#wet sites#deer resistant#borders#clumping#naturalized area#late spring flowers#early summer flowers#wet soils tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euphorbia
    Species:
    palustris
    Family:
    Euphorbiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, NW China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Description:
    Chartreuse flowers that lack petals or sepals bloom late spring to early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Medium green elliptical leaves 2"-3" long. Yellow/orange/red fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rain Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Wet Soil