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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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