Creeping Spurge Details

Creeping Spurge

  • Also Known As: Donkey Tail Spurge, Gopher Plant
  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia myrsinites
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Container, Deer Resistant, Rock Garden, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value:
  • Season: Winter, Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 1'


Blue-green foliage is arranged in spirals. Very drought tolerant. Grows best in mineral-rich soils. Too much clay and organic matter will rot its roots. The plant will irritate the skin and is poisonous if ingested.

Perennial Care Guide

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