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Euphorbia myrsinites
Donkey-tail Spurge
Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Spreader

The Donkey-tail Spurge is an evergreen, succulent perennial. It makes sprawling or trailing stems of spiraling grey-blue leaves, with clusters of chartreuse-yellow flowers appearing through the spring months. This will grow in most any sunny area, but does particularly well in hot, dry sites with poor soil. Looks terrific in a rock garden or rock wall. Also worth trying in tubs or mixed containers. Interplant this with Veronica ‘Georgia Blue', for a riot of yellow and sapphire blue. Inclined to self seed prolifically: remove unwanted seedlings as they appear. As a result of its self seeding, some jurisdictions have banned this plant as a noxious weed. This is not usually a problem in regions with significant rainfall, but check local restrictions before planting. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten: wear gloves when handling.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches

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