Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Martin’s spurge

Euphorbia x martinii

About This Species

Zone 6b

Grow me instead of Cypress spurge, Leafy spurge

Martin’s spurge is a clumping evergreen perennial growing to 60 cm tall, with unique green flowers that have deep red-purple centers. The common cultivar, ‘Ascot Rainbow’ has interesting red new growth that fades to green and yellow as it matures. Martin’s spurge is a drought tolerant, low-maintenance, evergreen perennial perfect for the garden if it is grown in part or full sun. It is highly resistant to pests, diseases, and deer.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions