|Eremophila 'Valentine'- internet pic - mine failed!|
Last year I planted two Eremophilas - small shrubby plants from Australia. They are members of Scrophulariaceae, which includes such diverse plants as snapdragon and foxglove. E. 'Valentine' had pretty magenta flowers but failed to thrive and died. By contrast E. glabra subsp carnosa grew like crazy making a sprawling flowerless green bush. I had made a mental note to dig it out before spring and replace with something more interesting. However there may be a reprieve, as it's the only plant in flower in my garden at this time. It's got a good smattering of red flowers but they don't really show against the dark green foliage unless the low winter sun catches them, so it still may go! At least a stay of execution for a few weeks!
|Eremophila glabra subsp carnosa|