This native hibiscus comes from south east Western Australia and South Australia, and has yellow, pink and mauve forms. The leaves are thin and needle-like which help it to cope with desert conditions. Good in cool to warm temperate and mediterranean climates. It will resent too much humidity, and is best in well drained soils and a sunny spot. It flowers abundantly from summer to autumn, with large tulip shaped flowers. Tolerates mild frost.
|Scientific Name:||Alyogyne hakeifolia|
|Common Name:||Native Hibiscus|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Pink, Gold, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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