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Euphorbia myrsinites


Euphorbia myrsinites or donkey tail spurge has mounding, floppy stems with powder blue, evergreen leaves.

Euphorbia myrsinites or donkey tail spurge is an unusual rockery, wall, container or front of the border plant with mounding, floppy stems with powder blue, semi-succulent, evergreen leaves arranged in close spirals around the stems. It is stunning when it flowers in early spring with showy yellow bracts. Drought tolerant. This species is considered invasive in the dry habitats of the Okanagan and similar areas (potentially the Gulf Islands). Please do not plant it if you live in arid regions of our province.

Common Name: Donkey Tail Spurge

Family: Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky and grassy places.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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