The Rose. Learn all about roses. How to grow and care for them, history, and more.
Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.
Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.
Alyogyne 'Blue Heeler' features gorgeous purple Hibiscus-like flowers and interestingly textured foliage on a low mounding shrub that flowers for many months of the year. Use it as a feature plant for rockeries or towards the front of a shrubbery, while it also makes an outstanding pot plant for sunny balconies and courtyards. Give it a light trim after a heavy flush of flowers.
Further reading: Native Hibiscus (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: Purple
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: autumn or spring.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus Australian plant fertiliser.