Alyogyne hakeifolia ‘Elle Marie’ – Native Hibiscus


A lovely and interesting native Hibiscus, growing to around 2 metres high and wide. An outstanding, long flowering medium shrub. Prune after spring flowering to encourage a more dense habit and to stimulate new flowering growth. Beautiful creamy yellow flower with red centre. Flowers best in a sunny spot and needs a well drained soil. Feed with a good native fertiliser or seaweed extract.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Alyogyne hakeifolia
Cultivar:Elle Marie
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.