Alyogyne huegelii

Botanical Name: Alyogyne huegelii

Phonetic: Al-EE-ah-Jen-EE h-way-glee-eye

Common Name(s): Blue Hibiscus

Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South and West Australia
Plant Type: Shrub, perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, 3-5 lobed, hairy
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dull green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: All year in warmer climates
Flower Color(s): Lilac, violet, blue, rose, pink, white

Exposure: Full sun
Growth Rate: Rapid        
Height: 6 Feet
Spread: 6 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Sandy gravel, tolerates a variety of soils but needs to be well-drained, mulch

Maintenance: Needs to be pruned regularly in order to maintain shape, some frost protection is required, wind protection

Features: Hundreds of blooms per season, makes one flower a day, habitat for birds, not so beautiful after 5 years
Uses: Border shrub, specimen, informal hedge, screening plant, container plant, accent plant

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