Unlike other Euphorbias that turn dark colors in fall, this fireball smolders red all summer long. Leaves emerge green but quickly turn a deeper red on neat uniformly mounded clumps. Bright yellow tips in spring really glow. Euphorbia Bonfire is one of the most colorful spurges that will give you all-season garden interest. Patented.
Euphorbia are related to the Poinsettia. Its outer bracts turn colorful in early summer, then deepen in fall. Valuable for hot dry sites, these Mediterranean natives know how to take the heat. The more sun the deeper the foliage color. Remarkably adaptable.
No special care needed. Can be cut back by a third after flowering to prevent seeding. Does not like to be transplanted once established. Does not usually require division, but if desired the fleshy roots can be divided in midspring every 3- 5 years. Damaged stems can be cut off in spring.