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Alyogyne huegelii Santa Cruz ~ Blue Hibiscus

Alyogyne hueglii Santa Cruz is an open showy shrub. The Blue Hibiscus prefers full sun and soil with good drainage. Alyogyne Santa Cruz looks a lot more tender and tropical than it really is and is almost always covered with these purple flowers, but with a name like this I put it on our blue flowers list regardless. The foliage on Blue Hibiscus plants tends to get rather sparse if they do not get adequate soil and water. I have had plants survive winters where the temperatures dipped into the low 20°s F. The plants are native to Australia. Alyogyne Santa Cruz is a nectar source for the Painted Lady Butterfly and the Northern White Skipper and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

Alyogyne huiglii Santa Cruz, Blue Hibiscus

Flowers and foliage of Alyogyne hueglii Santa Cruz the Blue Hibiscus. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.