Sunday, May 6, 2012

Neon Yellow In The Garden

So Euphorbia polychroma is in full bloom. What is Euphorbia polychroma, you ask? It is a popular perennial that produces neon yellow flowers in the spring. I kid you not. Neon yellow.


I told you. Neon yellow.

This is a great choice to plant alongside tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs; it compliments other flowers with its beautiful yellow blooms.

Long after the flowers have come and gone, the plant continues to be a nice addition with its pretty leaves. And at the end of summer, the foliage usually changes to a nice autumn red shade.

The plant can be divided in fall or early spring, and trimming it back hard (to 4 inches) in early summer will keep Euphorbia polychroma bushy and compact.

Here is some basic care information:

Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade

Soil Type: Normal, sandy or clay

Soil pH: Neutral, alkaline or acid

Soil Moisture: Average or dry

Care Level: Easy

Flower Colour: Yellow

Blooming Time: Early summer, mid spring, late spring

Foliage Color: Medium green

Plant Characteristics: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, rabbit resistant

Flower Head Size: Medium

Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)

Spread: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches)

Growth Rate: Medium

If you are looking for a very easy to care for perennial that will put on a beautiful flower display in the spring, Euphorbia polychroma is the way to go.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I don't get enough sun here in the ghetto for something like that, sadly enough.

    1. Then you are always welcome to stroll through my garden, Francie. I'd be happy to share my plants with you :)

  2. We love this perennial too! So dependable and pretty. Your photos are amazing Martha! You have found your niche!

    1. It's a beautiful one. And not in the least bit fussy. Thank you for your kind comment about my photography. I am having so much fun with the DSRL. There's no turning back now :)