Hibiscus ‘Aussie Delight’ is a very hardy, fast growing Australian native shrub. Its prolific display of perfumed light-pink flowers to 12 cm will add great impact to your garden from late Winter through to Summer. The blooms also contrast nicely with the glossy-green foliage and red-brown stems. Aussie Delight is the result of several generations of careful cross breeding and selection based on the Australian native species, Hibiscus heterophyllus and Hibiscus divaricatus to produce a compact bushy plant with few prickles and an extended flowering period.
Summary: Australian Native, Floral display, Flowers all year, Scented Flowers, Good for Tubs, Foliage plant, Full Sun, Part Shade, height to 2.0 m, width to 1.5 m, Tolerates Dryness, Frost tolerant, Screening Plant, Perfect for Jams.
Use: This fast establishing plant makes a great feature shrub for open exposed sites or as an understorey plant in part shade. Ideal as a screen or informal hedge or for planting into large tubs and containers. Suited to growing in most soils types in all mainland Australian states in both coastal and inland situations. Very drought tolerant once established and tolerates light frost frosts as well as high temperatures and high humidity. Plant against a wall in frost prone areas. The petals of this plant are good for
jam, syrup and cordial. See www.hibiscus.org Culinary Section.
Flowering: Mainly late Winter to Spring, but also sporadically throughout the year.
Habit: Medium size, bushy shrub to 1.5 to 2 m high and 1.5 m wide.
Care: Water well at planting and gradually reduce watering during establishment. Prune by one-third after a flush of flowers. Fertilise once a year in early spring with a complete slow-release fertiliser formulated for Australian Native Plants.
Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994.