Alyogyne huegelii (Endl.) Fryxell, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 92: 265 1968.;

Alyogyne huegelii is a flowering plant found in the Southwest botanical province of Western Australia, extending along its entire coastline.

A large flowered shrub, the species favours the sands of coastal shrublands and heath. The large flower, highly variable in colour, is similar to that of Hibiscus. It was previously placed in that genus, and is commonly named Lilac Hibiscus. It is widely cultivated as a flowering plant for the garden, the varieties and cultivars previously published are no longer formally recognized.
Preference for temperate and sandy coastal plains from Geraldton to the Esperance Plains, predominantly those of the north and south mallee shrubland and heath. A wide range of habitat includes that on sands, limestone and clay, and granite, where it extends to the Coolgardie region. The distribution of the Alyogyne species in South Australia is likely to be that of another species.
A large number of variants in the species have been cultivated, the colours of white, cream, purple. lilac, mauve, and the somewhat erroneous blue are traded as varieties or cultivars. The natural variance of leaf form has also been exploited in the selection of plants for the market, fine or dissected leaves may have been hybridized with Alyogyne hakeifolia. The former name of Hibiscus huegelii, along with other synonyms, are still given in some sources.
Propagation is successful by cuttings, well drained soil, avoidance of frosts and the usual caution regarding phosphorus and species from the region is recommended. The sparse lower branching habit of the species, and inducement to a desirable habit, is achieved by heavy pruning after flowering.
(From Wikipedia on 20.10.14)
Alyogyne huegelii (Endl.) Fryxell
Lillac Hibiscus
This genus is not represented on our website, distinct from Hibiscus in flowers being usually blue in color (rarely orange or white), style 5-lobed at tip and epicalyx 3-6 lobed.
Evergreen subshrub to shrub up to 2 m tall; stem stellate hairy when young; leaves alternate, blabe 2-7 cm long, 5-7 lobed, with irregularly toothed lobes; flowers generally lilac-blue, sigly in leaf axils, 7-10 cm across; epicalyx lobes 6, linear, shorter than calyx, persistent; calyx stellate hairy; petals obovoid, overlapping; anthers in upper 2/3 of filament tube; style 5-lobed at tip; fruit a capsule, 2 cm long, ovoid, 5-chambered with many seeds.

Cultivated in pots and beds, Sunnyvale California.


Alyogyne huegelii (Endl.) Fryxell from California-GSOCT02 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Alyogyne huegelii (Endl.) Fryxell
Lillac Hibiscus
This genus is not represented on our website, distinct from Hibiscus in flowers being usually blue in color (rarely orange or white), style 5-lobed at tip and epicalyx 3-6 lobed.
Evergreen subshrub to shrub up to 2 m tall; stem stellate hairy when young; leaves alternate, blabe 2-7 cm long, 5-7 lobed, with irregularly toothed lobes; flowers generally lilac-blue, sigly in leaf axils, 7-10 cm across; epicalyx lobes 6, linear, shorter than calyx, persistent; calyx stellate hairy; petals obovoid, overlapping; anthers in upper 2/3 of filament tube; style 5-lobed at tip; fruit a capsule, 2 cm long, ovoid, 5-chambered with many seeds.

Cultivated in pots and beds, Sunnyvale California.


A beautiful ornamental with flowers larger than leaves.


Lovely color and pictures, of flower at its prime, nice catch.
is this the sp. used to get the hybrid “Black” hibiscus a couple of decades ago?
I don’t have the old gardening clippings now…
there was craze back then to produce black roses, hibiscus, etc.


Alyogyne huegeliiMelton Botanical Garden..


 

 

 

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1  Wikipedia

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