Eremophila freelingii – Limestone Fuchsia

This Eremophila is suited to dry, rocky areas where it will do best, and produces beautiful white or lilac-blue tubular flowers with lilac spots in the throat. Grows to a small or medium shrub and is tolerant of drought and moderate frosts, as well as alkaline soils. Great for arid or semi-arid regions, and can be grown in temperate areas. Propagation from seed or cutting can be tricky, with seed producing mixed results, and cuttings being slow to form roots. Tip pruning will promote a bushier form as the plant grows.
This species is traditionally used as a medicinal plant. Can be toxic to stock.

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Family:Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name:Eremophila freelingii
Common Name:Limestone Fuchsia
Other Common Names:Arrethe
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:White, Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Tea, Fragrant oils
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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