Part Sun,




Under 6 inches to 3 feet


To 2 feet wide

Flower Color:


Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Spring Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Deer Resistant,
Drought Tolerant

Special Features:

Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance



how to grow Euphorbia



more varieties for Euphorbia

Diamond Frost euphorbia

Diamond Frost euphorbia

Euphorbia ‘Inneuphdia’ Diamond Frost is one of the most popular container plants. A wonderfully heat- and drought-tolerant plant, it produces a continuous supply of frothy blooms from spring to fall. It grows 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

Elkhorn euphorbia

Elkhorn euphorbia

Euphorbia lactea cristata Elkhorn is commonly grown as an annual or houseplant. It features wrinkled, fanlike foliage streaked with silvery green. It grows 2 feet tall and wide. Outdoors in Zones 10-11

Firesticks euphorbia

Firesticks euphorbia

Euphorbia tirucallii ‘Rosea’, or Firesticks, is a tropical selection often grown as an annual. This distinct variety has leafless stems in shades of bright orange, red, and pink. It grows 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Perennial in Zones 9-11

Helena's Blush euphorbia

Helena’s Blush euphorbia

Euphorbia ‘Inneuphhel’ Helena’s Blush is a perennial but is often grown as an annual in containers. It bears green foliage blushed with purple and edged in creamy yellow. The plant grows 20 inches tall and wide. Perennial in Zones 6-9

Snow on the mountain

Snow on the mountain

Euphorbia marginata, or snow on the mountain, shows off green foliage that develops a white edge in late summer and fall. This self-seeding annual has clusters of white flowers at the end of the season and grows 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide.

plant Euphorbia with



Angelonia is also called summer snapdragon, and once you get a good look at it, you’ll know why. It has salvia-like flower spires that reach a foot or 2 high, but they’re studded with fascinating snapdragon-like flowers with beautiful colorations in purple, white, or pink. It’s the perfect plant for adding bright color to hot, sunny spaces. This tough plant blooms all summer long with spirelike spikes of blooms. While all varieties are beautiful, keep an eye out for the sweetly scented selections.
While most gardeners treat angelonia as an annual, it is a tough perennial in Zones 9-10. Or, if you have a bright, sunny spot indoors, you can even keep it flowering all winter.



Exciting new selections with incredible foliage patterns have put coralbells on the map. Previously enjoyed mainly for their spires of dainty reddish flowers, coralbells are now grown as much for the unusual mottling and veining of different-color leaves. The low clumps of long-stemmed evergreen or semi-evergreen lobed foliage make coralbells fine groundcover plants. They enjoy humus-rich, moisture-retaining soil. Beware of heaving in areas with very cold winters.



You can depend on this cottage-garden favorite to fill your garden with color all season long. The simple, daisylike flowers appear in cheery shades on tall stems that are great for cutting. The lacy foliage makes a great backdrop for shorter plants, as well. Cosmos often self-seeds in the garden, so you may only have to plant it once, though the colors can appear muddy or odd in the reseeders.Plant cosmos from seed directly in the ground in spring. Or start from established seedlings. This flower doesn’t like fertilizing or conditions that are too rich, which causes the foliage to be large and lush but with fewer blooms. It does best with average moisture but will tolerate drought.

Grow annuals in the perfect container garden

Tips for Container Gardening

  • Container Plants

    Container Plants

  • How to Pick Healthy Plants

    How to Pick Healthy Plants

  • Choosing the Right Pot for Your Container Garden

    Choosing the Right Pot for Your Container Garden

  • The Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

    The Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets

more videos