Euphorbia Miners Merlot


  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Common Name: Euphorbia ‘Miner’s Merlot’
  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia
  • Mature Height: 30-40 centimeters (12-16 inches)
  • Spread: 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches)
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Clumping
  • Foliage: Burgundy to Dark Purple
  • Flowers: Insignificant
  • Flowering Period: Spring to Summer
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Aspect: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Soil Type: Well-Draining, Sandy, Loamy
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container Plant, Rock Garden Plant


Euphorbia ‘Miner’s Merlot’ is a striking herbaceous perennial valued for its dark foliage and compact growth habit. This cultivar of euphorbia features clumping, mound-forming growth, with foliage that emerges burgundy and matures to a deep purple color. Unlike some other euphorbia varieties, ‘Miner’s Merlot’ is primarily grown for its foliage rather than its flowers, although it may produce small, insignificant blooms in spring to summer.

Key Features:

  • Dark Foliage: One of the main attractions of Euphorbia ‘Miner’s Merlot’ is its richly colored foliage. The leaves emerge burgundy in spring and gradually darken to a deep purple hue as they mature. This foliage provides a bold contrast to the greenery of the garden and adds depth and interest to mixed borders, rock gardens, and container plantings.
  • Compact Growth Habit: ‘Miner’s Merlot’ forms a compact mound of foliage, making it well-suited for use as a border plant, container plant, or rock garden plant. Its tidy growth habit and striking foliage make it an excellent choice for adding color and texture to smaller garden spaces or for creating focal points in larger landscapes.
  • Low Maintenance: Like other euphorbia varieties, ‘Miner’s Merlot’ is a low-maintenance perennial that thrives in a wide range of growing conditions. It is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal care beyond regular watering and occasional pruning to remove dead or damaged foliage.
  • Versatile Uses: This versatile plant can be used in various ways in the landscape. Plant it along garden borders, in mixed perennial beds, or in containers to add color and interest to your garden design. It also works well as a ground cover or edging plant in rock gardens or along pathways.