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.
|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:||Sandy, 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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Tea, Fragrant oils|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.