Sunday, November 08, 2009

Alyogyne huegelii 'White Swan'

Alyogyne huegelii 'White Swan' | White Swan Hibiscus

Alyogyne are found in South and Western Australia. Along with the naturally occuring species, there are a number of cultivars available in Australia and California. 'White Swan' is a beautiful white flowered form, tinged lilac under cool conditions. It is a UC Santa Cruz introduction. Plants benefit from occasional pruning for shape. Once established, little water is needed, but they can use a little shade from the hot sun.