Hibbertia scandens – Guinea Flower

 

A vigorous and twining plant with large yellow flowers in late spring and summer, Hibbertia scandens makes a great  ground cover plant or a twining plant for open wire fences and trelisses. Low maintenance apart from cutting back any stems that wander into unwanted places. A good waterwise plant once it gets established, and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Good for coastal plantings as it can grow on very sandy soils and is salt tolerant. Can grow in sun or part shade, best flowering is in sunny spots. The seeds are an attractive red, but can produce a burning feeling if eaten.

Family:Dilleniaceae
Scientific Name:Hibbertia scandens
Common Name:Guinea Flower
Other Common Names:Snake Vine
Plant Type:Ground cover, Climber
Height:0.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, 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
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Lizards

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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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