Eremophila hybrid ‘Mallee Lipstick’

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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Family : Scrophulariaceae
Cultivar Name: Mallee Lipstick
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Eremophila hybrid
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects