Euphorbia rigida

Also known as:

  • Gopher Plant
  • Rigid Spurge

Plant Type

perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

7a-11

Size

H:12"
W:18"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, occasional

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

yellow, green

Foliage Color:

blue

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Monmouth, Oregon

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31101 Middle Ridge Road Albion, California

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(707) 937-1130

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

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.

Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

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Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

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Native Sons

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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805-481-5996

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Rigid spurge? Sounds like more of a social disease than a great garden plant. Nevertheless, if you have a sunny dry spot, rigid spurge may be the answer to your problems...plant problems. Imagine a Euphorbia myrsinites on Viagra and you've got Euphorbia rigida. The upright stems are clothed in long, pointed, powder-blue, deer-resistant leaves. In very early spring, the ends of each stem are adorned with yellow bracts similar to a miniature poinsettia. Euphorbia rigida blends well with small bulbs as well as desert-looking plants. Rigid spurge has proven to be much more durable in our garden than Euphorbia myrsinites, being more tolerant of mistreatment.

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Description by: Digging Dog Nursery

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Albion, California

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Beware! The sculptural patterns created by these sharply pointed, powder blue, narrow leaves clasping pale green stems may leave you feeling mesmerized. Warmed with burgundy tinges as the weather cools, the fleshy, evergreen foliage bolsters acid green, rounded flower heads that remind us of miniature poinsettia blooms. Claiming the Mediterranean from Portugal to South Africa as its homeland, this easy-to-grow toughie asks only for a dry, sunny spot, and in turn promises superb winter color in a container or in the garden amid small bulbs and Agave 'Garland's Gold'.

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Description by: Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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Las Vegas, Nevada

702) 645-2032

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As with most Euphorbias, sap is toxic. Full Sun. Clusters of Chartreuse Flowers on Branch Tips. Outdoor.

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Description by: Native Sons

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Arroyo Grande, California

805-481-5996

nativeson.com

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Glaucous multi-stemmed perennial to 2' high with narrow, gray-green leaves. Tolerant of heat, sun, cold and drought, it is best in well-drained soils. Broad-domed flower clusters appearing in late winter or early spring are chartreuse yellow, fading to pink. Hardy to 10F. Mediterranean.

Description by: Xera Plants

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Portland, Oregon

503-612-9950

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For spring bloom nothing can match the piercing and vivid chartreuse green flowers that appear on this perennial from March and remain effective to May. Blue green symmetrical foliage on trailing stems to 2' tall and spreading a bit wider. Full sun and well drained soil with little water once established. Extremely tolerant of drought. May reseed itself in open disturbed soil. The seedlings are easy to spot and dispatch.

Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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This is one of my favorite Euphorbias – plus it’s a cinch to grow! The foliage of Euphorbia rigida is a beautiful blue-green & consists of pointy leaves spiraling around upright stems. The flowers, which occur in late Winter through Spring, are a cheerful lime green that contrasts nicely with the blue foliage. The plant grows to about 2’ tall & 3’ wide. After the flowers are spent prune out old stems to make way for the new growth. Be careful not to get the milky sap on your skin, as it can be irritating, but that same milky sap makes it a great deer resistant plant! From areas of the Mediterranean.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Evergreen clump forming spurge with pointed silver leaves and arresting acid yellow flowers in spring. Mature flower heads can turn coral for added interest. 2' x 2'

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