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Eutaxia obovata, Egg and Bacon Plant

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pot size: 14cm
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A hardy, compact evergreen native shrub with attractive yellow and brown pea shaped flowers in spring. Requires a well-drained situation with a sunny aspect, but is otherwise undemanding.

Eutaxia obovata, commonly known as Egg and Bacon Plant, is a small shrub native to Australia. It is a member of the pea family and produces showy, two-tone flowers that resemble the colors of scrambled eggs and bacon, hence the common name.The flowers of Eutaxia obovata are produced in clusters along the stems of the plant, and are typically bright yellow at the base and reddish-orange towards the tips. They bloom in late winter to early spring, adding a splash of color to the garden when many other plants are still dormant.
The plant itself grows to around 1/2mt tall with a bushy, spreading habit. It has small, oval-shaped leaves that are a light green color, and its stems are slightly hairy. Eutaxia obovata is relatively easy to grow, and prefers a sunny or partially shaded position in well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established, making it a good choice for water-wise gardens. It can be pruned back after flowering to maintain a compact shape, and benefits from a light application of fertilizer in spring.
Overall, Eutaxia obovata is a delightful and unusual plant that is well-suited to gardens and landscapes in temperate regions. Its colorful flowers and compact growth habit make it a popular choice for gardeners looking for something a little different.
Eutaxia obovata, Egg and Bacon Plant is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.