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Sea Spurge*

Euphorbia paralias

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Sea Spurge (Euphorbia paralias) at Good Earth Garden Market

Sea Spurge

Sea Spurge

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Description:

A visually pleasing variety with upright stems that are clothed with powder blue foliage symetrically arranged; stems may become woody at the base; it really lights up the garden or border edgings; also great for rock gardens

Ornamental Features

Sea Spurge's attractive narrow leaves remain powder blue in color throughout the year. It has masses of beautiful clusters of buttery yellow flowers with chartreuse bracts held atop the stems from early spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sea Spurge is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Sea Spurge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sea Spurge will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features