Santa Cruz Lilac Hibiscus
Alyogyne huegelii 'Santa Cruz'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||al-ee-oh-GY-nee hew-GEL-ee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.|
|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 Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, 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.|
|Key Feature||Profusion of Lovely Blooms|
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