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Spurge Gopher Plant
SPURGE
Euphorbia rigida

Also commonly referred to as "Gopher Plant," Spurge is a stiff, tough, and symmetrical evergreen perennial with almost a succulent-like appearance and texture. When planted in mass, spurge forms an extravagant, and slightly taller groundcover.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Groundcovers
Hardiness: 10˚F
Water: Low
Sun Exposure: Full
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Fast
Average Size: 2’ H × 3’ W
Coverage: 7 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color: Gray-green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow/green maturing to red
Flower Season: Spring
Fruit: Green multi-carpulate
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Unknown
The latex sap is poisonous causing a mild skin dermatitis upon contact. Infrequently regular irrigations are necessary during summer, but no supplemental water is needed during winter. Can and should be cut back severely during early fall to rejuvenate growth. Flowers strongly attract bees.