Euphorbia mysinities, Donkey Tail Spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites, Donkey Tail Spurge

A favorite of garden designers, Donkey Tail Spurge, Euphorbia myrsinities, brings captivating texture, form, and flowers to the garden. Its trailing long stems are spiraled by thick, succulent-like blue-gray leaves. Clusters of yellow flower bracts appear in spring and last for months. Extremely versatile, Donkey Tail works well as a low maintenance, evergreen ground cover, in containers, spilling over walls, or as an edger. Plants mature to well formed 12″ mounds. Tough as can be, it is not fussy about soil, is very drought tolerant, and deer and rabbit resistant.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Euphorbia myrsinites

Common Name

Spurge

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Blue, Gray

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

6-12″

Width

12″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Evergreen, Ground Cover

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Poor, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

5-9

Plant Type

Hardy Succulent, Perennial