Eremophila Kalbarri Carpet: is a member of the Myoporaceae family and is said to be a prostrate form of Eremophila glabra.
This is a striking Emu Bush that develops into a dense ground cover that will cover an area of at least a square metre.
The leaves are soft and silver-grey.
Tubular flowers are yellow and rich in nectar. Spring and summer are the main flowering periods but flowers will appear at other times. The blooms form a ring around the stems at the base of the leaves (see image). Spent flowers carpet the ground around plants.
Eremophila Kalbarri Carpet is one of our favourite Emu Bushes. It has proved to be extremely drought and frost hardy.
Foliage and flowers combine to create a stunning living carpet.
This form, of Eremophila glabra, probably had its origins in the Kalbarri area north of Perth in Western Australia.
Tip prune to keep the foliage dense.
Eremophila Kalbarri Carpet could be grown in the foreground of native garden beds or cottage gardens.
Propagate from cuttings. These strike rapidly.