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Eremophila hygrophana ~ Blue Emu Bush

Eremophila hygrophana blooms nearly all year. This Emu Bush grows to 2-3 feet tall and somewhat wider. The long tubular blue flowers make this is a great addition to the Hummingbird Garden. Eremophila hygrophana is a potential larval food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden. The color purist might call these purple flowers. Eremophila hygrophana is not particular about soil, heat, irrigation or much else. The Blue Emu Bush is native to Western Australia. Plants are reportedly hardy to 20°F though if other garden selections of this genus are any indication Eremophylla hygrophana will be able to withstand colder temperatures, probably into the mid teens.

Eremophila hygrophana, Blue Emu Bush

Blue flowers and fuzzy foliage of Eremophila hygrophana - Blue Emu Bush. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.