Scientific Name: Euphorbia amygdaloides
Common Name: wood spurge, Mrs. Robb's bonnet, purple wood spurge
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Succulent, Oblanceolate, Oblong, Spatulate, Entire
Flowers: Cyathium, Green-yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Schizocarp, Green, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves spatulate to ovate, up to 8cm long, glossy green to dark purple-red, appearing in tight spirals on 60cm tall red-brown clumped stems; florets above 2 cup-like lime-green bracts.