Purple Delight™ Lilac Hibiscus

Alyogyne huegelii 'Monle'

Prolific producer of royal purple blooms throughout the growing season. Beautiful evergreen shrub for borders, entryways or hedges in warmer climates or use as summer annual elsewhere.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciational-ee-oh-GY-nee hew-GEL-ee-eye
LoreThe clue to this plant's close relationship to hibiscus and hollyhock is the stamen.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeThroughout the year; heaviest in spring.
Design IdeasA beautiful plant that fits perfectly into foundation planting along building walls or fence lines. Particularly nice against white pickets in the cottage style. Add to beds and borders for a quick summer pick-me-up. Fits well into arid Mediterranean style landscapes around pool, fountain or terrace.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Poolside, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureWaterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCreate big color in more arid gardens with Flamenco Red Hot Poker, (Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'), Flower Carpet Coral Groundcover Rose, (Rosa x 'Noala'), Little Spire Russian Sage, (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire') and Navajo Bright Red Autumn Sage, (Salvia greggii 'Navajo Bright Red').

Provide well-drained soil, with full sun and shelter from strong winds; adaptable to most soil types. Keep roots cool with mulch. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Prune back after spring bloom flush to promote dense growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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