Blue Hibiscus (Alyogyne huegelii)
- Bloom color: Blue
- Flowers resemble hibiscus blooms, though it is not a member of the Hibiscus family
- Periodic blooms throughout the year
- Commonly called Lilac Hibiscus
- Works well in most landscapes
- Springtime blooms are heaviest
- Large foliage attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- A widely cultivated flowering plant
- Grows upright
- An evergreen shrub that loves hot weather
- Low-maintenance plant
Blue Hibiscus is not actually a member of the hibiscus family, though it is just as beautiful. It is commonly called Lilac Hibiscus, and it is a lovely hot weather blooming shrub that adds gorgeous accent color into a broad range of landscapes. Alyogyne huegelii (botanical name) is native to Western Australia, where they are often found extending along its entire coastline. Here in the United States, we like to plant them as the perfect evergreen shrub for use in an entryway, as hedges or borders. When in bloom, it can display breathtaking, large blue-purple flowers that captivate the senses and add curb appeal!
Blue Hibiscus plants thrive in a location where there’s plenty of full sun exposure. Since they love the sun so much, we like to plant them in a sunny garden. Alyogyne huegelii grow fast. They also have low to moderate watering needs once established. Since they do not require too much water, they are well-suited for any drought-tolerant landscape. We recommend pruning after the bloom cycle. Pruning them can keep them full and can also promote fast bloom cycles. For optimal results, apply them with Super Charged Moon Juice!
At Moon Valley Nurseries, we take pride in growing our Blue Hibiscus shrubs only from our own private stock of premium quality specimens. No one else does what we do. We are unique growers. We have been growing the most beautiful selection of trees and plants for over 20 years in our local climate so they can thrive in your landscape! We can assure their quality is the best you will find anywhere! Visit us today and allow us to show you how a beautiful landscape design can increase property value and add curb appeal!
Large bright blue or purple flowers
Medium sized shrub grows well in open to part sun