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Alyogyne 'Blue Heeler' (Native Hibiscus)

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Plant description

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Purple
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: autumn or spring.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus Australian plant fertiliser.

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