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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
The unique feature of this excellent shrub is that it is the first native hibiscus with a double flower (ie the flower has an extra row of petals). It is a fast growing medium sized shrub that makes a superb feature plant in either a garden bed or large pot as it is smothered in flowers from early summer to autumn. It is relatively tolerant of both dry or humid conditions and will thrive over a large area of Australia. Give it a light trim after the first big summer flush of flowers and then again at the beginning of spring if you think the plant needs a further tidy up. It can also be fed at this time to stimulate better flower production in summer. This is a truly stunning new addition to the palate of Australian native shrubs.
Further reading: Native Hibiscus (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: summer autumn
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1.8 metres
Minimum width: 1.8 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.