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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Eremophila maculata v. brevifolia 'Valentine'

This beauty is sure to become a fast favorite. Evergreen, winter-blooming, hot pink to red tubular flowers, naturally dense form, extremely heat tolerant …what more could you ask for? Valentine™ blooms from January through March with incredible masses of red flower buds that open to form hot pink, fuchsia-like blossoms. In the winter months the tiny, dark green leaves develop an attractive reddish tinge. If left unpruned it has a natural form very similar to that of the Chihuahuan sage (Leucophyllum laevigatum). However, it responds well to shearing, and can be maintained in a tight ball, if desired. In fact, blooming occurs on new tip growth produced the previous season, so an annual shearing is recommended in late spring, after flowering has ended. Valentine™ will grow to about 4-5 feet tall by 5-6 feet wide. Plant it in full sun for best growth and flower production. This plant is hardy to 15° F. USDA Zone 8.


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