Purple Delight™ Lilac Hibiscus
Alyogyne huegelii 'Monle'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||al-ee-oh-GY-nee hew-GEL-ee-eye|
|Lore||The clue to this plant's close relationship to hibiscus and hollyhock is the stamen.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Poolside, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Create 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