A prostrate ground-covering shrub, growing to around a metre high and wide, with bright yellow flowers in spring and summer. The flowers contrast nicely with the deep green, glossy and textured foliage, and the red hairy stems. Prefers sandy, well drained alkaline soils. Grow in a sunny to partly shaded position. Dislikes excess humidity.
|Scientific Name:||Hibbertia grossulariifolia|
|Common Name:||Guinea Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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