‘Bonfire’ Cushion Spurge lights the garden all season long with the evolving color palette of its foliage and flowers. This is perhaps the most colorful spurge you can find, and an unbeatable choice for all-season color. The deep reds of the top foliage hover above darker greens beneath, and turn to rich burgundy as the season progresses. Bracts of yellow flowers add another dimension of color for several weeks in late spring.
The tidy mounded growth habit acts much like its namesake, wishing a soft, cushion-like appearance and fiery color scheme. Use this spurge to add constant, deep color to garden beds, walkways, and even containers on patios. This is an easy-care perennial in Zones 5-9. ‘Bonfire’ Cushion Spurge is deer- and rabbit-resistant, as well as tolerant of heat, drought, and salt.
Bonfire Cushion Spurge Care
Always use gloves when handling this plant, as the sap can irritate the skin and eyes. Cushion Spurge does best in full or part sun conditions. Full sun is ideal for growing it in Zone 5, and part sun is best for warmer Zones.
It is generally very easy to care for, with low water needs and a wide range of ideal soil pH. Cut back to about 4” after spring flowering to keep the tidy cushion shape and prevent splitting.
Bonfire Cushion Spurge Spacing
Space cushion spurge 18-24” apart from other plants. Plant it alone for a rounded architectural addition to a large container.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.