Eremophila ‘Beryl's Blue’

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Eremophila ‘Beryl’s Blue’ is a compact shrub that will reach a height of 1.5 metres. Short leaves are silver-grey and small flowers are lilac. What flowers lack in size they make up for in quantity. Flowering occurs from mid spring to summer.

Both foliage and flowers are attractive features.

Eremophila ‘Beryl’s Blue’ arose in a Victorian garden and has been in cultivation since 1998. E. nivea is one of the parents whilst the other may be E. caerulea. Certainly the foliage is reminiscent of E. nivea whist the colour and size of flowers may reflect the blooms of E. caerulea.

In our cold climate garden “Beryl’s Blue” has proved to be more durable than E. nivea.

 

In the garden

Eremophila ‘Beryl’s Blue’ is an outstanding shrub. The foliage shines like a beacon in the garden and the flowers add to the effect. Occasional tip pruning will improve foliage density.

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By Warren and Gloria Sheather