'Chameleon' was one of our first purchases when we established our gardens here. Some went in full sun and others in shade. Their colors are so beautiful all year but in spring, with the newly emerging hostas (as pointed out in Pamela Harper's "Color Echoes" book) it is stunning.
Great article, Debbie! They are one of my favorite plants too. I call them Dr. Seuss plants since so many are so weird looking. Lots a number of supposedly zone 6 ones though. Not sure if it was cold or, more likely, extended wet periods in the winter.
Pirl, I'd love to hear about your experience with 'Bonfire' - good OR bad!
Victor, those "winter wet" conditions are more than likely what caused your problems - most of these Euphorbias detest wet soils. We're a cold Zone 6 and no problems so far, although...I'm going to have to keep my fingers crossed for the Zone 7 plants that I intend to "test" here. Give 'Helena's Blush' a try - she's a beauty :)
LOL, well that's better than "dead"! Reports from the breeder indicate the foliage develops rich hues of red in early summer and continues through the fall - is that what you experienced with 'Bonfire'? I've always loved Cushion Spurge's mounded form and if it truly has the rich red foliage, well then...I just must have it!