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Eremophila deserti

Turkey Bush

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment

Hot Water Treatment


Seed Pre-Treatment: Soak in near-boiling water for about 30 seconds, before cooling rapidly under flowing cold water
Sow seed at 3-5mm below soil surface then cover with 3-5mm of fine gravel.



Germination usually occurs within 2-4 weeks.
Colder night temperatures promote germination. Pick out seedlings soon after germination.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer
Optimal germination temperature 20-25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Storage and Ripening

Fresh seed recommended.

Grows from Cuttings