Euphorbia myrsinites

Also known as:

  • Donkey Tail Spurge
  • Spurge
  • Creeping Spurge

Plant Type

perennial, groundcover

Zones

5a-10b

Size

H:6"-10"
W:6"-20"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained, rocky

Water Needs:

regular, low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun

Features

Flower Color:

chartreuse

Foliage Color:

green, blue

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring

Texture:

glaucous

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Digging Dog Nursery

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

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(707) 937-1130

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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(08) 9250 3682

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Digging Dog Nursery

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

Directions

(707) 937-1130

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A mail order and retail plant nursery featuring unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and vines.

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Contact

Richmond, California

888-266-4370

Info

Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

Hewitt Garden and Design Center

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2525 Hillsboro Road Franklin, Tennessee

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615-661-6767

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Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

Directions

(08) 9250 3682

enquire@zephs.com.au

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Climatically appropriate plants for Perth gardens

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Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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This is an easy, tough, tidy groundcover that lends marvelous texture to rock gardens & is great trailing over rock walls. With spirally arranged leaves, its foot-long blue stems terminate in clusters of lime green flowers in Spring that persist for months. Dead head before it self-sows, as it reseeds easily, & is considered invasive in some parts of the Western US. Drought & heat tolerant, this Euphorbia is very durable, resistant to deer, & bad soil. Euphorbia sap is toxic, & may irritate skin, so be careful when pruning. Due to Agricultural Restrictions we cannot ship this plant to Colarado or Oregon.

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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This unusual rockery, wall, container or front of the border plant has mounding, floppy stems with powder blue, semi-succulent, evergreen leaves arranged in close spirals around the stems. Stunning when it flowers in early spring with showy yellow bracts. Drought tolerant.

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Description by: Digging Dog Nursery

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Waxed silvery blue, evergreen leaves held in succulent spirals make this stalwart perennial appear otherwordly. In midwinter, its thick trailing stems grow upward, fashioning an 8 in. tall base for the starry, lime-green flowers and lemon-yellow bracts, which form large brilliant crowns, highlighted with pinkish streaks. A Eurasian native undaunted by cold, heat or drought, Euphorbia myrsinites brings an exotic flavor to a well drained site in the rockery or atop a dry stone wall.

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Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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Donkey Tail Spurge is a good choice for a well drained gravel soil. It's trailing stems clothed with glaucous blue foliage terminate in clusters of chartreuse flowers in April. The blossoms fade to a delicious apricot color in late April-early May. E. myrsintes looks fabulous when its sprawling stems emerge through patches of Viola labradorica's dark purple foliage.

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