Blue Bells

Eremophila hygrophana

Lovely lavender-blue, tubular flowers at the ends of upright stems of dense, small, fuzzy, silvery colored foliage. This western Australian native is tough, low maintenance, and heat loving - an ideal solution for dressing up a drought tolerant garden with nearly year-round blooms.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationer-em-oh-FY-luh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeNearly year-round.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Rock Garden, Accent, Wildlife Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMuhly (Muhlenbergia); Desert Willow (Chilopsis); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Salvia (Salvia); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid over-watering. Prune during cool season as needed.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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