Cypress Spurge, Bonaparte's Crown, Graveyard Moss
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Orange Man'

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: cyparissias (sy-par-ISS-ee-ass) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Man

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Good Fall Color

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Bay, Arkansas

Melbourne, Arkansas

East Burke, Vermont

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 15, 2007, gardenergail from Bay, AR (Zone 7a) wrote:

The foliage is SO soft, I love to run my hand across the top of it. Can be somewhat aggressive if not frequently thinned out. I've had mine two years and it's just now getting too far out of bounds, so I will wear gloves to thin it to avoid skin irritation (although in my handling of it so far I have not had any problems).

Neutral

On Mar 21, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Fine textured foliage - orange tinted in autumn. Orange flowers in spring.