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Products > Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose'
 
Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose' - Red Centered Hibiscus
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Lavender
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. hakeifolia x A. huegelii?)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose' - A dense upright shrub to 6 feet tall with fine textured bright green foliage and pale lavender-blue flowers that have a red center eye. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and given occasional irrigation. Hardy to around 25 F and useful in USDA zones 9 - 10. Can be pruned to keep lower and tighter. This plant appears intermediate between Alyogyne hakeifolia and Alyogyne huegelii or maybe involves Alyogyne cuneiforme with leaves that are broader than the those of Alyogyne hakeifolia, but glossier and more linear than Alyogyne huegelii. This plant came to us from retail nursery labeled just as 'Barbara Rose' but we note that Kartuz Nursery lists it as 'Lady Barbara Rose' and as a hybrid produced by noted Begonia hybridizer Brad Thompson. It has a similar flower but broader leaves when compared with the patented variety 'Hutwow' bred by Graham Hutchins in England, which is listed as a hybrid between Alyogyne hakeifolia and Alyogyne huegelii.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose'.