Eremophilas are a very variable genus of plants. They vary in size from prostrate ground covers to small shrubby trees, that vary in the colour of foliage from grey white to deep greens and also in flower colours which includes white, blue, purple, green, yellow, red, pink and apricot etc.
Here’s just a few of the eremophilas I have in flower at the moment in my garden. I though it might be interesting to show how if you wanted to you could nearly build a drought proof garden with just Eremophilas and never get bored.
Eremophilas are very drought tolerant and respond well to pruning after their flowering which encourages a bushier plant that produces lots of flowers the following season.
Eremophila Alternifolia x Maculata Flower
Eremophila Biserrata, makes a thick low ground cover.
Eremophila Biserrata Flowers and Foliage
Eremophila Eriocalyx Flowers
Eremophila Glabra Protrate Green Flowers, growing over Eremophila Biserrata
Eremophila Hillii Flowers
Eremophila Hillii in flower
Eremophila Kalbarri Carpet, low ground cover.
Eremophila Kalbarri Carpet Flowers
Eremophila Maculata Apricot Flowers
Eremophila Maculata "Aurea" flowers
Eremophila Maculata Pink, or so the label said. Eremophila Laanii might becloser to the mark though? Flowers during winter and into spring. Very floriferous.
Eremophila Maculata Red
Eremophila Maculata Red Flowers
Eremophila Maculata subsp Brevifolia is how this Eremophila was labeled but the leaves don't resemble brevifolia. This is very floriferous and has a very long flowering season from winter right though to summer.
Eremophila Maculata subsp Brevifolia flowers. This photo doesn't do justice to the colour of these flowers, as they are nearly flouresant. This plant may be called "Valentine" in the USA?
Eremophila Maculata Thundercloud Flowers
Eremophila Maculata "Winter Gold". A much better flowerer than "Aurea". It is very floriferous and these bright yellow buds remain unopened for quite a while before opening into a paler yellow flower.
Eremophila Oppositifolia flower buds
Eremophila Oppositifolia Flowers
Eremophila Racemosa Flowers start off orange and then open into a pink colour. Flowers in spring and into summer and puts on quite a display. It is quick growing but the branches are brittle but if you keep it out of strong winds you won't have a problem.
Eremophila Subtereifolia, low bushy groundcover.
Eremophila "Yanna Road" Flowers
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