Euphorbia polyanthemus – Cushion Spurge – ‘Bonfire’

Garden Height
10 - 10
18 - 24
18 - 18
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections
The foliage tends to deepen to burgundy red at the height of summer. Turns rich red in the fall.

The foliage tends to deepen to burgundy red at the height of summer. Turns rich red in the fall.

Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Salt Tolerant

Maintenance Notes
In late spring, crackling sulfur yellow bracts light up the whole plant for several weeks. But really, who needs flowers with foliage like this?!

Uses Notes

Great in beds, along walkways, and on patios.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No Pinch necessary but plants can be pinched to shape. A very soft pinch or a shearing off of just the growth tips will encourage fuller growth. A hard pinch can stall growth. Diamond Frost and Diamond Delight are very sensitive to Florel. Florel will cause defoliation.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices. Good sanitation practices include keeping greenhouses clean at all times, eliminating weeds and debris, disinfecting equipment in greenhouses as often as possible and keeping hose ends off of the greenhouse floor. Good water management practices are critical for good, healthy plant growth.

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