Blue Hibiscus
(Alyogyne huegelii)

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Alyogyne huegelii

This plan that originates from South and Western Australia is a relative of the Common Hibiscus. It forms an upright shrub to 2m in height and has masses of mauve-coloured flowers in spring. Pruning after flowering improves the plant habit and encourage repeat flowers during summer, although the small, hairy capsules are also interesting. This is a nectar food source for birds and butterflies.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
4 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain
Soils
Sandy, Loam
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Habitat plants, Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Summer
Colours
Yellow, White, Pink, Purple
Gardens
Nature strip, Cottage