A hardy and easy care small shrub growing to around a metre and a half high and wide, it has mauve-purple large flowers from spring through to autumn. It is dense growing and suitable for low hedging and screening as well as containers. It responds well to a frequent light prune, which should be done after flowering, and it can be shaped to size. Frost hardy, it does well in cool temperate to sub-tropical climates, in well drained soils and sun to part shade.
|Scientific Name:||Alyogyne huegelii|
|Common Name:||Native Hibiscus|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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