Euphorbia dulcis Chameleon

Spurge, Swamp Spurge

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Small clusters of greenish-yellow flower bracts appear in late spring on mounds of outstanding burgundy-purple foliage and stems. Foliage may acquire a reddish tinge creating good fall interest. Euphorbia Chameleon makes a great counterpoint plant. Spurge can remain undisturbed indefinitely. Easy, low maintenance care.


Item Code: EUCH
Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-18"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Euphorbia General Information

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.

Euphorbia Plant Care

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 mid-spring every 3- 5 years. Damaged stems can be cut off in spring.