Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mystery plant named ....

Eremophila Nivea (also spelled Erimophila and known as Silky Eremophila).

Many thanks to Carol Smith for tracking it down in the amazingly comprehensive Flora Gardeners Bible.
A native of Western Australia, it likes sunny, airy, well drained sites and cannot take much cold (zones 9 - 11). Grows to around 5ft but is happy in a pot. Needs regular light pruning to maintain the bushy shape.
Great plant, and there are others in the same family with different coloured flowers, leaves and growth habits. Worth getting to know.
PS I have already got it into a terracotta pot so that I can move it indoors in the winter

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