Santa Cruz Lilac Hibiscus
Alyogyne huegelii 'Santa Cruz'
|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.|
|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.|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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