Alyogyne huegelii 'Santa Cruz'Item #0242 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Prolific bloomer displaying large, mauve-purple flowers throughout the growing season. Beautiful evergreen shrub for borders, entryways or hedges in warmer climates; use as a summer annual elsewhere.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:al-ee-OJ-e-nee hew-GEL-eyePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:15 - 17, 20 - 27Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.Flower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThis showy evergreen shrub blooms intermittently throughout the year in warmer areas. Use as an annual in colder regions. Its quick growth is sure to provide a summer of blooms. Use in a sunny border or in a planting strip near a hot street.Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum
- CareCare InformationProvide a site with well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.