Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
Winter Flowering Plants for the Garden. No Australian garden need be free of flowers in winter. Read this article to learn about some great winter flowering plants.
Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.
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.