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Alyogyne huegelii 'West Coast Gem', the Native Hibiscus, is an evergreen medium sized shrub with large purple flowers with silky petals. The plant will flower nearly all year round, mainly from early spring to late autumn. A good specimen plant, and also good for container growing.
Alyogyne likes a sunny garden position, in an open soil. Prune after spring flowering. Once the plant is established, it can tolerate light frost and drought. It is native to arid areas of Australia.
Further reading: Native Hibiscus (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
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, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Native fertiliser.