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

A pale lilac-colored alyogyne flower in a shrubby environment.Alyogyne 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.

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