Blue Hibiscus, Lilac Hibiscus, Purple Hibiscus, California Hibiscus
Alyogyne huegelii 'Purple Delight'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alyogyne (al-ly-oh-GY-nee) (Info)
Species: huegelii (hew-GEL-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Delight
Additional cultivar information:(aka Leon's Purple Delight, MONLeon)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Georgetown, Texas

Leakey, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 22, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a warm weather plant that was found as a sport on Alyogyne Santa Cruz. It is supposed to be longer lived than other Alyognes and produce many more flowers.

Once established, only water occasionally.