Scientific Name: Euphorbia polychroma
Common Name: golden spurge, cushion spurge
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal, Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Whorled, Soft flexible, Lanceolate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Cyathium, Yellow, Green-yellow, Apr-May-Jun
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Key ID Features:
Small plant with multiple upright stems; leaves produce shades of red, orange, and purple in autumn; flowers with electric yellow bracts bloom on a low cushion in April and persist, but gradually fade as stems elongate to form a 40cm tall mound by midsummer.