Hibbertia sp ‘Golden Sunburst’ – Guinea Flower

A great little groundcover for low maintenance flower gardens, with masses of golden flowers in spring and autumn. It forms low mounds naturally without the need to constantly prune the foliage or remove dead flowers, very easy care. A handful of slow release fertiliser in spring is beneficial. Adapts to most well drained soil types, in full sun to part shade. Suits formal gardens as well as natural styled ones, and is great for containers and round the pool. Good for coastal areas, and is also frost tolerant.

Family:Dilleniaceae
Scientific Name:Hibbertia sp
Cultivar:Golden Sunburst
Common Name:Guinea Flower
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.