Eremophila hybrid ‘Pink Pantha’

An attractive shrub with spectacular flowering displays, as the deep pink flowers contrast beautifully with the silvery grey foliage. It has orange-yellow buds, and main flowering is from August through to November. Very attractive to nectar feeding birds. It responds well to pruning, which creates a more dense habit and more abundant flowering. Attractive even when not flowering, as the silver foliage brings brightness to the garden. Drought tolerant, it likes a well drained soil and a sunny spot, also appreciates good air movement around the plant. A good garden and landscaping plant, also suitable for container planting. ‘Pink Pantha’ is said to be a hybrid of E. glabra and E. nivea.

All above photographs of Eremophila ‘Pink Pantha’ are by Russell Wait. A portion of income from sales of ‘Pink Pantha’ go to the Australian Plants Society of Australia’s Eremophila Study Group, to benefit their continuing work on Eremophila.

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Family:Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name:Eremophila hybrid
Cultivar:Pink Pantha
Common Name:Eremophila
Other Common Names:Tar Bush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.8 ~ 2 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good 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

 

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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