Euphorbia, Firesticks

 

Features

• Deadheading Not Necessary
• Drought Tolerant *
• Foliage Interest
• Heat Tolerant
• Low Maintenance

*Even drought tolerant annual and perennial plants will need water for the first few weeks while they get established. Shrubs and trees will need to be watered for the first year after they are planted. After this, little or no supplemental water will be necessary when planted in the ground. No plant is truly drought tolerant in a container; water is necessary for all plants in containers.

Ornamental Characteristics

Foliage Color:
Multicolored
Garden Height:
24 - 36"; Medium
Spacing:
18 - 24"
Habit:
Upright
Container Plant Style:
Filler - Intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination

Plant Needs

Duration:
Annual
Bloom Time:
Grown for Foliage
Zones:
Annual except in zones 9 - 11
Hardy Temp:
25°F (-4°C)
Exposure:
Part Sun to Sun
Water Needs:
Dry
Maintenance:
Easy
Uses:
Landscapes and containers
Great in landscapes and containers.

Patent Information

Growing Tips

Plants in the spurge family often will bleed a milky, white sap if cut or wounded. This sap is a form of latex. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure from the euphorbia that Proven Winners sells. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphorbia. Poinsettias are in this same family. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia.