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Flowers and Grasses

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Gopher Spurge (4 of 12)

Plant in full sun
Plant in rich but well-drained, drought tolerant
All parts of the plant are poisonous and the milky sap can be irritating
Reseeds prolifically and can be invasive if not deadheaded
Height: 24-36 inches; Width: 24-36 inches
Hardy in USDA zones: 5-8
Zones 2-4: Grow as an annual; plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; plant in well-drained soil.
Zone 5: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; plant in well-drained soil; mulch in fall; collect seed in fall for spring sowing.
Zone 6: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; plant in well-drained soil; mulch in fall; collect seed in fall for spring sowing.
Zone 7: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; plant in well-drained soil; mulch in fall; collect seed in fall for spring sowing.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; plant in well-drained soil; mulch in fall; collect seed in fall for spring sowing.

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