Alyogyne, also called Lilac hibiscus, is a remarkable shrub with generous blooming.
Basic Alyogyne facts
Name – Alyogyne
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.
Preferably in spring in a sheltered but sunlit spot of the garden.
- Follow our advice on planting shrubs
Alyogyne is particularly apt for growing in pots.
- If growing in pots, use rich soil mix, if possible even use pure soil mix.
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 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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