Eremophila glabra 'Kalbarri Carpet'

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Eremophila glabra ‘Kalbarri Carpet’ develops into a dense ground cover with a spread over two metres. Foliage is soft and silvery-grey. The tubular flowers are yellow, rich in nectar and form a ring around the stems at the base of each leaf. Blooms are profuse, conspicuous and appear in spring and summer. The leaves and flowers form a stunning living carpet. Spent flowers cover the ground around the plants.

In the garden

This beautiful ground cover could be grown in rockeries, spilling over a retaining wall or near a walkway.

Tip prune to improve foliage density and flower production.

‘Kalbarri Carpet’ probably originated in the Kalbarri area, north of Perth, Western Australia.

Propagation

This cultivar, as with most Eremophilas or Emu Bushes, propagates rapidly from cuttings.

Other information

By Warren and Gloria Sheather