Hibiscus hybrid ‘Aussie Delight’ – Native Hibiscus

A delightful native hibiscus with prolific pale pink flowers that are perfumed. Suits most areas except for very cold ones. Once established it will take periods of drought, light frost, and high heat and humidity. It grows to around 2 metres high and a metre and a half wide, and has glossy green thin leaves on attractive red stems. The flower petals can be used for making jam and for drinks and cordials. It is a cross between Hibiscus heterophyllus and H. divaricatus.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Hibiscus hybrid
Cultivar:Aussie Delight
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Any
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Edible, Tea, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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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. 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.