Eremophila glabra ssp carnosa ‘Fruit Salad’

A low growing form of Eremophila glabra, which makes a very easy care and tough ground cover plant. Named for the variation of flower colours, from yellow, orange to red, which contrast with the bright green foliage. Flowers throughout the year, and they are highly attractive to nectar feeding birds. Grows around 20cms high but spreads to a couple of metres wide, with the odd arching branch. Likes full sun, will grow in part shade, but the flower colour will be more red with more sunshine. Drought and frost tolerant.

All above photographs of Eremophila ‘Fruit Salad’ are by Lyndal Thorburn. A portion of income from sales of ‘Fruit Salad’ 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
Cultivar Name: Fruit Salad
Plant Type : Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control
Scientific Name: Eremophila glabra ssp carnosa
Common Name : Eremophila
Height : 0.25
Flower Color : Yellow, Red, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects