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PlantFiles: Euphorbia, Griffith's Spurge
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: griffithii (GRIF-ith-ee-ey) (Info)
Cultivar: Fireglow

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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:
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous On May 17, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is attractive enough to win over even some who don't usually like orange in the garden. Soft orange bracts surround the flowers. The stems are red, the foliage has red tints, especially in spring, and the red leaf midvein (fading to white) adds a nice touch.

This is not a clump-former---plants spread underground by rhizomes. Some may find them too aggressive for border use. I grew this for a year, which isn't long enough to judge. It did not self-sow for me. A root barrier might be prudent.

This species comes from the Himalayas and hates hot summers. Armitage says it doesn't perform well in eastern North America south of Z7.

Positive Kim_M On Apr 26, 2010, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

All I can say is. This is a VERY nice looking plant!! And I don't favor any orange-like blooming plants. Long lived and have not found it to be invasive. Yes, it has spread over the last 6 years about 3 feet from where I originally planted it. And was planted in a bed with other shade plants. Just give it space..


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

Anchorage, Alaska
San Leandro, California
Sebastopol, California
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Grand Haven, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
, Newfoundland and Labrador
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Toledo, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Seattle, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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