Hibiscus geranioides ‘La Belle’ – Native Hibiscus

A small free flowering shrub with interesting divided foliage; profuse pink flowers are visited by butterflies. Plant en masse for a showy display in open landscapes, or as a long flowering container plant for deck, patio or balcony; may also be regularly pruned for an unusual and attractive low hedge. This plant is a biennial.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Hibiscus geranioides
Cultivar:La Belle
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Annual, Biennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Special Uses: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.