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Euphorbia 'Redwing'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Redwing
Additional cultivar information:(aka Red Wing, Charam)
Hybridized by Tickner
Registered or introduced: 2001




18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carmichael, California

Hoopa, California

Fallston, Maryland

Hayesville, North Carolina

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 22, 2008, 4paws from Citra, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I bought this as a discount plant in 2006 with no idea what it would grow into. It's quite dramatic, grows very large in my yard and provides beautiful color when most everything else is in winter slumber. I cut it back to less than 2' tall in the spring, after which it fills out fairly quickly with attractive foliage. I never intentionally water it, though surrounding plants do get watered occasionally. Blooms make dramatic indoor displays that last for weeks. New plants have started from cuttings and root divisions. Though many warn of reactions to the sap, I've not had any problems even handling it without gloves and my many, many critters haven't bothered with it. My cat likes to sleep under it on occasion.

It does lean heavily toward the sun in my yard, which makes i... read more


On May 30, 2005, willicody from Tulsa, OK wrote:

Just planted this spring but growing well in fairly dry area of yard, here in Oklahoma.