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Santa Cruz Lilac Hibiscus

Alyogyne huegelii 'Santa Cruz'

Pronunciation: al-ee-oh-GY-nee hew-GEL-ee-eye
SKU #00242
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Poolside
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum
CARE
Care 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.

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