Rugged Aussie native that grows in sand or clay, desert or coast, frost or drought. Pretty little freckled dark pink flowers decorate the bush during the winter months, providing valuable nectar for wildlife and welcome colour for you.
APPEARANCE:Native shrub with small slender green leaves and warm plum-pink tubular flowers, autumn to early summer. 'Maculata' means 'spotted', and you can see the dark freckles inside each flower. USES: Native gardens, wildlife gardens, winter gardens, feature shrub. Fire retardant plant. PLANTING:Grows in any well-drained alkaline to neutral soil, from sand to clay. Prefers sun and low humidity - 'Eremophila' means 'desert loving' - though will tolerate some humidity and occasional seasonal flooding. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. Tolerates light frost and drought once established. Avoid planting near sewer pipes. CARE: Prune in spring to early summer at the start of the growing season for best results. Follow with an application of a native slow release fertiliser. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5 - 2 m H x 1.5 - 2 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.