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Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

 

Griffith's Spurge 'Fireglow'

Griffith's Spurge (Euphorbia griffithii) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial that originates from parts of China, Tibet and Bhutan. It is extremely hardy, and grows natively in dappled shade on a humus rich moist but free draining soil. Over winter it is completely died back, but in spring new shoots of reddish stems and dark green foliage with red veins appear, gradually fading to green. It is quite vigorous and can be quite invasive in the right conditions. In summer, stems will terminate with colourful red leaves and bracts, with tiny yellow flowers in the centre. In the Autumn, the foliage turns a red-yellow colour before dying back for the winter. As with other Euphorbia's, this plant produces a white sap which is released when stems or leaves are cut off or broken, and can be toxic, causing irritation to skin. 'Fireglow' has dark green leaves that are slightly coloured with deep pink/red. The attractive flowers are orangey/red in colour with orange centres.

 
plant Features
  • Griffiths Spurge Fireglow likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Griffiths Spurge Fireglow likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Griffiths Spurge Fireglow is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Griffiths Spurge Fireglow likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Griffith's Spurge 'Fireglow'

Latin name

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

type

rhizomatous herbaceous perennials

family

Euphorbiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Griffiths Spurge Fireglow likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Griffiths Spurge Fireglow is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Griffiths Spurge Fireglow likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Griffiths Spurge Fireglow likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Griffiths Spurge Fireglow is 0.90meters x 1.00meters 0.90 M 1.00 M

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Griffith's Spurge (Euphorbia griffithii) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial that originates from parts of China, Tibet and Bhutan. It is extremely hardy, and grows natively in dappled shade on a humus rich moist but free draining soil. Over winter it is completely died back, but in spring new shoots of reddish stems and dark green foliage with red veins appear, gradually fading to green. It is quite vigorous and can be quite invasive in the right conditions. In summer, stems will terminate with colourful red leaves and bracts, with tiny yellow flowers in the centre. In the Autumn, the foliage turns a red-yellow colour before dying back for the winter. As with other Euphorbia's, this plant produces a white sap which is released when stems or leaves are cut off or broken, and can be toxic, causing irritation to skin. 'Fireglow' has dark green leaves that are slightly coloured with deep pink/red. The attractive flowers are orangey/red in colour with orange centres.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

As a general rule, this spurge prefers a moist but well drained soil in light dappled shade. It likes a humus rich soil and should not be planted in soil that is prone to drought.

 

Propagation by Division

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

This Spurge can be propagated easily by division of the mother plant in early spring, before the growing shoots appear. Dig out the clump, take a spade and severe through the main crown of the plant. Replant each division in replenished soil either in a new location or the back in the original dug hole. Water in plants until established.

 

Propagation by Cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

This Euphorbia can be propagated by basal stem cuttings in a soil less medium, such as peat, in the spring. Keep them lightly misted and enclose the pot in a bag to keep moisture in. Let the pot breathe once a day for an hour, so the soil does not mold. Once the cutting has rooted, you can pot it in regular soil or plant outdoors in moderate climates. One of the more important growing tips for Euphorbia is to let the stem cutting dry for a few days before planting. This allows the sap to form a callus on the cut end and prevents rotting.

 
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