Eremophila dempsteri

Eremophila dempsteri

Eremophila dempsteri

This shrub is a little like ‘broom bush’ and grows between 1-4 metres tall. It originates from Western Australia in the area of Balladonia and Coolgardie and Salmon Gums in woodland areas. The plant rarely exceeds 1.5m on poorer soils.

I like this plant because even when the flowers have finished it maintains interest in the garden. The calyx and developing seed pods are densely hairy and, along with the flowering time, gives the appearance of flowering continuously for several months.

The flowers are usually lilac, but purple and white forms are also available.

 

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