I received an eMail recently inquiring about the identification of the Eremophilas displayed on the Header Image, above and in particular the red flower on the bottom right.
I tried to respond to the inquiry but the supplied eMail address didn’t work.
All these plants are currently growing in my garden, so just in case anyone’s wondering, here are what the displayed Eremophilas are;
From left to right;
Eremophila Maculata “Winter Gold” – Flowers are prolific and in bud, they open to a paler cream colour with red spots. Rounded shrub about 1 -2 metres
Eremophila Oppositifolia – Purple Flowers in winter with long narrow smokey green foliage, a large shrub who’s size can be controlled by pruning.
Eremophila “Kalbarri Carpet” – ground cover with grey foliage and yellow flowers.
Eremophila Maculata “Thundercloud” – purple flowers with purple spots, rounded shrub up to 2 metres.
Eremophila Racemosa – yellow and orange flower buds, shrub up to 2m.
Eremophila Hillii – bright red flowers with smokey grey, green foliage, spreading shrub up to about 1.5 metres.
Eremophila Maculata “Red Form” – with red spots on a cream background, rounded shrub up to 2 metres.
Eremophila Calorhabdos – Pinky, Purple flowers. Tall narrow shrub with long erect branches. The height it eventually reaches will depend on how much you prune it. I have 2 specimens that are heavily pruned from close to the base and have numerous long, erect, flowering branches up to 1.5 high. This is a great choice for a narrow medium height hedge.
All the growing sizes given above are just approximate and depend greatly on whether you prune your Eremophilas or not. I prune all of my Eremophilas as I have a small garden and can easily control their size. Most Eremophilas respond really well to pruning. See Pruning Eremophila.