Botanical Name: Euphorbia rigida
 Common Name: Blue Euphorbia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color

Green, Yellow


Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Blue Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen mounding groundcover grows at a slow- to moderate rate to 2' x 3'. The charteuse flowers appear midwinter through spring and add a nice contrast to the blue-green leaves. This plant truly has striking flowers and floliage. Low maintainance. Sap from plant may irrigate skin. Native to the Mediterranean.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.