Alyogynes are fast growing native shrubs closely related to Hibiscus. They occur naturally only in Australia. Aussie Purple TM produces a brilliant display of bright purple flowers in spring to summer, making it a colourful addition to native or cottage style gardens. The attractive foliage of this plant is a feature throughout the year. Aussie Purple TM is a cross between Alyogyne huegelii and A. hakeifolia making it more durable than many straight species Alyogynes, particularly tolerating more humid areas.
Summary: Australian Native, Floral display, Flowers Spring-Summer, Good for Tubs, Cottage Garden, Full Sun, well-drained soil, height to 1.5 – 2.0 m, width to 1.5 – 2.0 m. Tolerates Dryness, Frost tolerant.
Use: Very quick growing and fast to establish shrub for a full sun situation. Suited to a wide range of soil types, provided they are well drained. Plant as a feature shrub in open exposed sites in the garden or in a large tub. Very drought tolerant once established and tolerates light frost. Plant against a wall in frost prone areas.
Flowering: A massed display in Spring to Summer.
Habit: Medium size shrub to about 1.5 to 2.0 m high and 1.5 to 2.0 m wide.
Care: Water well at planting and gradually reduce watering during establishment. Prune by one-third after a flush of flowers and fertilise with a complete slow-release fertiliser formulated for native plants once a year in early spring.