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Alyogyne hakeifolia 'Melissa Anne' (Native Hibiscus)

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Plant description

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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.

Further reading: Native Hibiscus (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink and red
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot in very wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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