The alyogyne - or Lilac hibiscus - is a species in the malva family Malvaceae.
It is a large-flowered shrub with a round shape, growing up to 200 cm (6 ½ feet), with three-lobed leaves resembling those of the pelargonium and flowers with 5 petals arranged in a helix, blue or purple.
It is a non-hardy shrub that can be grown in warm areas, or kept in a pot to be sheltered for winter. It prefers full sun or partial shade, and a well-drained soil.
Alyogyne huegelii is the most popular species in the genus.
Sowing & planting
150 - 200
6 - 7
Plant my alyogyne
Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.
Water my alyogyne
Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !