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Santa Cruz Lilac Hibiscus

Alyogyne huegelii 'Santa Cruz'

A prolific bloomer displaying large, glossy, mauve-purple flowers backed by deeply dissected, dark green foliage. Blooms continuously throughout year in warm winter areas. A beautiful evergreen shrub for borders, entryways or hedges in warmer regions; use as a summer annual elsewhere.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciational-ee-oh-GY-nee hew-GEL-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeThroughout the year; heaviest in spring.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, 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 PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum

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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