Red leaf spurge a decorative evergreen garden plant
Euphorbia amygdaloides'Purpurea', also known as almond spurge or simply spurge, is an evergreen perennial. The leaves turn from green to reddish-purple in the winter months. From April to June, the almond spurge blooms with striking yellow-green flowers on red stems that are loved by bumblebees and bees. The flowers of the almond spurge appear on the two-year-old wood.
Euphorbia in rock garden
The best place in the garden for Euphorbia amygdaloides'Purpurea' is a sunny to semi-shady spot in good, well-drained soil. This evergreen plant is best planted in a border or in a group. The garden plant is also often used in rock gardens. Almond spurge contains white, milky sap that can cause skin irritation. Always wear gloves when gardening to avoid an allergic skin reaction.
Spurge a true foliage ornamental
Because of the unusual leaves of the Euphorbia, which are striking not only because of their colour but also because of their shape, this plant belongs to the group of ornamental foliage perennials