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Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ Growing Guide

Eremophilas would have to be one of my favourite garden plants and one of my favourite would have to be Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’. It’s now the beginning of spring in Melbourne and my Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ is now at the height of its flowering season. 

At the moment it is just covered in purplely, blue flowers which are a cross between its parents, Eremophila nivea and Eremophila drummondii.

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Growing Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’

Eremophila 'Eyre Princess'

Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’

The Eremophila above I’ve had growing in my garden now for nearly 3 years and have found it very easy to grow. It is very drought tolerant, likes lots of sunshine and even looks good when not in flower.

The most amazing thing about this Eremophila though is that I’ve never seen it in a nursery. I actually bought this one at a market and didn’t even know what it was called until a few months ago, as it didn’t come with a label. The retail nursery trade sometimes never ceases to amaze me.

For a plant that has so many things going for it, that is obviously very easy to market and especially due to the fact that it is a very drought tolerant plant and easy to grow, I really can’t understand why it isn’t so readily available. Especially since it is so easy to propagate from cuttings. I propagated some of these eremophilas last spring, using the method for propagating plants described elsewhere in this blog.

Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ Flowers

Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ Flowers

Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ Flowers

The only maintenance this Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ needs is to be pruned after flowering. I normally just use hedge clippers to snip it into a ball and 5 minutes later the job is done. It’s that easy and when you prune it, it will grow more compact and bushier and then reward you with lots of flowers the following year. That’s really all the attention it needs.

Check out our list below for more eremophilas to choose from:

So if you do come across this Eremophila in a nursery then give it a try. I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the results. Eremophila ‘Eyre Princess’ really is an underused garden plant.

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About the author 

Nathan Schwartz

Hey, I'm Nathan Schwartz, team member at Aussie Green Thumb since 2020. I have a passion for edible plants and Australian native plants, both in the garden and in the Aussie bush.

As an avid traveller and camper, I love seeing the different landscapes and flora that Australia has to offer, and try to incorporate this into my own daily living.

Whether I am living on the road, in an apartment or have a big backyard working with practical and usable gardens in small spaces is my specialty.

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