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.
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Lizards|
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