Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:

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Plant Details

This is the purple-leafed version of the Wood Spurge. Evergreen leaf rosettes bear striking lime-green bracts in late spring and early summer.

It looks lovely in spring with dark purple new growth, then new interest in spring and early summer with the 'flowers' and in winter the evergreen foliage remains beautiful. This really is one of the best euphorbias.

A good choice for growing at the front of a border, but is also suitable for using as ground cover in gardens with poor, dry soil, especially in partial shade.

Height and spread: 30cm x 60cm

Common name(s): Bible Leaf; Devil's Cup and Saucers; Potatoes in the Dish.

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.