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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.