Euphorbia First Blush
Chartreuse to Stripes
Euphorbia First Blush, Euphorbia epithymoides 'First Blush' (PP#15,292), is a spectacular cushion spurge, a succulent, with light green leaves that are edged in bright rose-pink and cream from spring into summer.
The beautiful, compact mounds are topped with striking bright yellow, almost chartreuse, bracts that appear in spring and gradually mature to match the foliage.
'First Blush' grows best in well-drained, poor-to-moderately fertile soil. Divide every two to three years or as needed.
Late-summer cutback can be beneficial if plants start to "birdnest." Use gloves since sap may irritate skin of susceptible individuals.
Use it in borders, as an accent or specimen, containers, or rock garden.
Combine ‘First Flush’ with sedum, purple and blue columbine, globeflower, blue fescue grass, or dark-leaved coral bells.
‘First Blush' has an excellent compact mounding habit, and can be cut back by a third after flowering to prevent seeding.
It changes hues with the season, offering good fall interest as well as easy, low maintenance care! It loves sun, heat and drought.
‘First Blush’ is a deer and rabbit resistant perennial!
*Chartrueuse New Growth
*Green Leaves with Cream Stripes with Pink Edges
*Loves Sun, Heat, and Drought
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Euphorbia 'First Blush'|
|Mature Height||10 to 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 to 16 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|