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Euphorbia wallichii (Wallich Spurge)

Wallich Spurge, Himalayan Spurge

Euphorbia Wallichii, Wallich Spurge, Himalayan Spurge, Yellow flowers, Drought tolerant perennial, Deer resistant perennial, rabbit resistant perennial
Euphorbia Wallichii, Wallich Spurge, Himalayan Spurge, Yellow flowers, Drought tolerant perennial, Deer resistant perennial, rabbit resistant perennial

Incredibly showy, fast, and easy to grow, Euphorbia wallichii, commonly called Wallich Spurge, is an upright, bushy, clump-forming perennial which is perfect to brighten any border. It produces exceptionally eye-catching clusters of bright yellow cupped flowers with orange stamens in mid-spring which last for months. The foliage of pointed, green leaves, elegantly adorned with a white mid-rib, radiates from exquisitely branched coral red stems and turns to attractive shades of yellow or orange in fall, providing a long season of interest.

  • Typically grows up to 24 in. tall and wide (60 cm)
  • Remaining attractive during all its growing season, this remarkable plant is resilient to most pests and diseases, is drought (once established), deer & rabbit tolerant, and is easy to care for.
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade in moist, well-drained soils. This species is not fussy about soil conditions as long as they are well drained.
  • Perfect addition to beds, borders, cottage gardens, or Mediterranean Gardens. Great for containers too!
  • Remove the faded flowerheads after blooming is over. Prune to the ground in fall. Self-seeds freely if not deadheaded.
  • All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to the skin and eyes.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Euphorbia
Common names Euphorbia, Spurge
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" - 18"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Euphorbia caput-medusae (Medusa’s Head)
Euphorbia obesa (Baseball Plant)
Euphorbia resinifera (Resin Spurge)
Euphorbia mammillaris (Corncob Cactus)
Euphorbia xanti (Baja Spurge)
Euphorbia ceratocarpa (Sicily Spurge)

Recommended Companion Plants

Aquilegia chrysantha ‘Yellow Queen’ (Golden Columbine)
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star)
Cenolophium denudatum (Baltic Parsley)
Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’ (Foxtail Lily)
Achillea ‘Inca Gold’ (Yarrow)
Allium caeruleum (Ornamental Onion)
Anemanthele lessoniana (New Zealand Wind Grass)
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass)
Allium schubertii (Ornamental Onion)
Eryngium x zabelii ‘Jos Eijking’ (Sea Holly)
Achillea ‘Terracotta’ (Yarrow)
Canna ‘Wyoming’ (Canna Lily)
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (Great Masterwort)
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (Wood Sage)
Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium)
Allium ‘Mount Everest’ (Ornamental Onion)
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Euphorbia
Common names Euphorbia, Spurge
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" - 18"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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