Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

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

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.

IRRITANT to skin/eye, harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.

All our plants are supplied in 9cm 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. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.