This is a fast growing tough shrub with pink tubular flowers which attract nectar feeding birds. It blooms in autumn and winter. The growth is vigorous and ground covering, height around half a metre and spreads to around 2 metres wide. Best in full sun, drought tolerant once established. ‘Mallee Lipstick’ is a hybrid between Eremophila maculata subsp. brevifolia and eremophila glabra.
Above photographs of Eremophila ‘Mallee Lipstick’ are by Lyndal Thorburn. A portion of income from sales of ‘Mallee Lipstick’ go to the Australian Plants Society of Australia’s Eremophila Study Group, to benefit their continuing work on Eremophila.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila hybrid|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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