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Eremophila densifolia 

Eremophila densifolia is a mounded ground cover reaching a height of 60 centimetres with a spread of 1.5 metres.

The narrow leaves are closely spaced (hence the species name) and have serrated margins. Their colour is variable and may be bright green or grey with a purplish tinge.

Flowers are tubular, 12 millimetres long, purple, violet or blue. They form clusters close to the ends of the branches. What the blooms lack in size they may up for in quantity. Each branch wears a necklace of flowers from late autumn to summer. Flowers and foliage are attractive features.

E. densifolia is a beautiful ground cover that would be an ideal addition to native cottage gardens and rockeries.

E. densifolia is found in southern Western Australia.

The species was named in 1861 from material collected at Stokes Inlet on the south coast of WA.

Propagate from cuttings that produce roots rapidly.

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