Alyogyne ‘Delightfully Double’ – Native Hibiscus

 

The unique feature of this excellent shrub is that it is the first native hibiscus with a double flower (ie the flower has an extra row of petals). It is a fast growing medium sized shrub that makes a superb feature plant in either a garden bed or large pot as it is smothered in flowers from early summer to autumn. It is relatively tolerant of both dry or humid conditions and will thrive over a large area of Australia. Give it a light trim after the first big summer flush of flowers.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Alyogyne
Cultivar:Delightfully Double
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 1.8 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 1.8 metres
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Playground friendly

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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