Eremophila Summertime Blue: is a member of the Myoporaceae family. Eremophilas are generally known as Emu Bushes.
Eremophila Summertime Blue is a naturally occurring hybrid whose parents are Eremophila divaricata and Eremophila polyclada. The hybrid originated in northwest Victoria on floodplains of the Murray River.
Eremophila Summertime Blue will reach a height of two metres with a similar spread. The leaves are small, dark green sometimes with a purplish tinge.
The large, tubular flowers are pale lilac tinged with a deeper lilac. Summer is the main flowering period with sporadic flowering at other times. The blooms are rich in nectar and attract honeyeaters.
“Summertime Blue” prefers to grow in full sun but will tolerate filtered shade.
Once established, this colourful hybrid will survive and thrive without watering. Our specimens cope well with frosts.
Pruning, after the summer flowering extravaganza, is beneficial.
Propagate from cuttings.