Creeping spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites


The Creeping spurge is a striking garden perennial with its distinctive bluish foliage color, elongated stems and chartreuse flowering habit. It is a popular rock garden choice that grows into a dense mat-type plant. It brings color and texture contrast to succulents and flowering perennials in parkways, on slopes and banks, and in Southwestern and Mediterranean style plantings.

Like other species of Euphorbia, the creeping spurge is well adapted to sun and low amounts of supplemental water. Care should be taken when removing old stems to avoid contact with the milky white sap that is highly caustic to skin as well as poisonous.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Trailing, Rigid, Mounding, Dense, Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Blue green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Rocky soil, Calcareous soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Drought, Cold hardy, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Borders, Small spaces
Height: 12 in.
Width: 18 in.