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Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Euphorbiaceae (The Spurge Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-4 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This species spreads by underground rhizomes to make small colonies. It has arching 3-4 foot stems lined by long, narrow, dark green leaves. These are tinged with red in new growth and turn bright orange in fall and winter. The large, open flower clusters have showy orange-red bracts and are vivid in early summer. Sun, most fertile soils, moderate watering. Hardy to around 0 degrees F. Milky sap from cut stems of all Euphorbia is toxic and irritating to skin. Avoid planting near paths or places where children or pets play.