Euphorbia myrsinites Donkey Tail Spurge



Does not ship to: CA, CO, OR, UT, or WA due to state restrictions.

Euphorbia myrsinites has sulfur-yellow 2"-4" flower clusters at the tips of trailing stems of gray-green triangular leaves. Flowering starts in very early spring, providing nectar for early butterflies and other pollinators. Euphorbia myrsinites' fleshy, evergreen leaves are arranged in close spirals on the stems and are attractive spilling over a wall or the edge of a container. The milky sap of Euphorbia myrsinites may cause skin irritations, so we recommend gloves when handling this perennial plant.

Also known as Donkey Tail Spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites prefers full sun and average to poor soil that must be well-drained. It is drought tolerant once established. Euphorbia myrsinites may self sow where happy.


  • Common Names: Donkey tail Spurge
  • Zones: 5-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 10"
  • Width at Maturity: 15"
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: April-June
  • Foliage Color: Blue-green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 


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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.