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Dixter Spurge

Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter'

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Dixter Spurge (Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter') at GardenWorks

Dixter Spurge flowers

Dixter Spurge flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Dixter Spurge (Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter') at GardenWorks

Dixter Spurge in bloom

Dixter Spurge in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Griffith's Spurge

Description:

This is an easy and reliable grower, forming a bushy mound that appears like a small shrub; firey orange bracts enveloping yellow flowers appear in early summer and continue for many weeks; divide in spring every 4 or 5 years; sap is toxic

Ornamental Features

Dixter Spurge has masses of beautiful cymes of yellow flowers with orange bracts at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive narrow leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring, turning green in colour with distinctive coral-pink veins. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous brick red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The coral-pink stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Dixter Spurge is an herbaceous 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 is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dixter Spurge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dixter Spurge will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species 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 division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features


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