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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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila hybrid|
|Other Common Names:||Tar Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.8 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|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|
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