Valentine Emu Bush
Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’
This rounded, evergreen shrub is an essential landscape addition for desert dwellers who yearn for flashy color in the dead of winter. Lower temperatures bring on masses of fuchsia to deep red tubular flowers from January to March, and the plant’s foliage, which is usually deep green, takes on a lovely reddish-purple hue. As an Australian native, Valentine Emu Bush is no stranger to heat, sun or drought, so when its done wowing you in the winter, it remains attractive and vigorous in the landscape for the rest of the year.
Light Needs: Partial to full sun.
Watering Needs: Best with regular watering – especially in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
Average Landscape Size: Grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide.
Key Features: Easy care plant.
Blooms: Flowers in winter.