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Alyogyne hakeifolia 'Melissa Anne' is an evergreen shrub with beautiful tulip shaped pink flowers with red centres. An outstanding, long flowering medium sized shrub to around 2 metres tall and wide.
Alyogyne likes a well drained soil and a sunny position. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring. Prune after spring flowering.
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Flower colour: pink and red
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Root rot in very wet conditions
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.