Arizona Spurge

Euphorbia Xanti

Euphorbia xanti, also known as the Arizona spurge, is a near-native perennial that showy spring color to an Arizona pollinator garden. This plant produces small, pinkish white flowers that are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Euphorbia xanti is also drought-tolerant and can thrive in the hot, dry conditions of Arizona.

Flowers: Late winter to early spring
Status: Near-native
Origin: California, Baja California, Mexico
Family: Euphorbia
Size: 2-6 feet in height
Sun: Full sun
Watering: Low to moderate watering needs, drought tolerant once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil, tolerates sandy and rocky soils
Temperature: Heat-tolerant, hardy to 27 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
Notes: Spreads via underground rhizomes. Has a milky sap that may cause skin irritation.


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