The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Kent, United Kingdom

ID Please

We have recently moved and have this lovely looking plant in our garden and have no idea what it is?

hope someone can help




This is Euphorbia cyparissias. It can be invasive so keep a close watch on it's intentions!

25 Jun, 2011


Sorry, Volunteer, it's not - if its a Euphorbia at all, its E. pithyusa, good in a rock garden, stays reasonably small.

25 Jun, 2011


Sorry, Bamboo, but it's not E. pithyusa. I have this plant too and was hoping to find out for definite what it is. I'm absolutely sure it's not E. pithyusa, and I'm not completely sure that it's Euphorbia cyparissias either. Mine is only about 4 " tall and not succulent. The flowers are absolutely typical Euphorbia though. How tall is your plant Scottypippin?

25 Jun, 2011


With you on this one Beatie, it is invasive but easy to pull up and I love it.

25 Jun, 2011


The trouble with Euphorbia (I don't say above it definitely is pithyusa) is that there are many subspecies - if you get up a gallery of pics of E. pithyusa, there are 5 or 6 different forms because some of them will be sub species - and one of the ones I found looked exactly like this, unfortunately without any other name. Let's hope somebody gives it a definitive identity...

25 Jun, 2011


It is a Euphorbia and is beautiful in the spring with lime green bracts, it spreads well and I love it. Judy you are right it is very easy to pull up where it is not wanted, worth keeping though.

28 Jun, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Next question

is it to late to grow peas? »


Not found an answer?