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Euphorbia rigida (Gopher Plant)

Euphorbia rigida
Gopher Plant, Upright Myrtle Spurge, Silver Spurge, Gopher Spurge, Rigid Spurge, Euphorbia biglandulosa

This shrubby evergreen perennial is native to the Mediterranean. Its long, arching stems are lined with fleshy, grey-green leaves. Broad clusters of chartreuse flowers occur at the branch tips in the winter and early spring. Flowers are followed by small brown seed pods. The stems die back after flowering and seed production, leaving a low basal rosette of grey-green foliage.

Plant Type Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 36" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
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