Eremophila densifolia

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Eremophila densifolia is a mounded ground cover reaching a height of 60 centimetres with a spread of 1.5 metres.

The narrow leaves are closely spaced (hence the species name) and have serrated margins. Leaf colour is variable and may be bright green or grey with a purplish tinge.

Flowers are tubular, 12 millimetres long, purple, violet or blue. They form clusters close to the ends of the branches. What the blooms lack in size they may up for in quantity. Each branch wears a necklace of flowers from late autumn to summer. Flowers and foliage are attractive features.

Eremophila densifolia is found in southern Western Australia.

In the garden

Eremophila densifolia is a beautiful ground cover that would be an ideal addition to native cottage gardens and rockeries.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings that produce roots rapidly.

Other information

The species was named in 1861 from material collected at Stokes Inlet on the south coast of WA.

By Warren and Gloria Sheather