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Alyogyne, caring for them well

A single mature alyogyne flower against a black background.

Alyogyne, also called Lilac hibiscus, is a remarkable shrub with generous blooming.

Basic Alyogyne facts

Family – Malvaceae (mallow family)
Type – shrub

Height – 6 ½ feet (2 meters)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – light, well-drained

Foliage – evergreen
Flowering – April to November

Caring for Alyogyne from planting to pruning is easy and will lead to beautiful flowers.

Planting alyogyne

Preferably in spring in a sheltered but sunlit spot of the garden.

Alyogyne is particularly apt for growing in pots.

  • If growing in pots, use rich soil mix, if possible even use pure soil mix.

Pruning Alyogyne

Remove wilted flowers regularly (deadheading).

In spring, cut stems back to ⅓ their original length to promote blooming.

All there is to know about Alyogyne

Alyogyne shrubAlyogyne is also called “blue hibiscus” or “lilac hibiscus”. It was previously part of the same classification as Hibiscus, but eventually a new category marked the difference in flower structure as a different species entirely.

  • Its blooming stands out and lasts for a fair part of season.

Caring for the plant is easy and light. But for potted plants, it is best to bring the plant indoors over the winter in a cool place that is sheltered from freezing.

Smart tip about Alyogyne

If potted, it is advised to repot every 1 or 2 years.

Image credits (edits Gaspard Lorthiois):
CC BY 2.0: Kevin Thiele, K M
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