|MacDonnell's Desert Fuchsia|
Eremophila macdonnellii , also known as MacDonnell's desert fuchsia, is a shrub which is native to central Australia.
It is a small shrub covered with short hairs which grows up to a height of 50 cm. The sessile leaves are small and thick and the solitary pink to deep purple flowers are produced on long stalks.
Unfortunately, despite the showy nature of the flower, this species is rarely seen in cultivation due to its poor resistance to both leaf rot and root rot. Grafting helps but an open position in full sun is essential for long life.
- Australian Plant Name Index (APNI): Eremophila macdonnellii
- Moore, Philip (2005). A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia. Australia: Reed New Holland. ISBN 187633486X.