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Products > Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose'
Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose' - Red Centered Hibiscus
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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: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-6 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 to 8 feet tall with bright green dissected 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. We also grow Alyogyne 'Ruth Bancroft', another plant with this same presumed parentage that was a spontaneous seedling hybrid that occurred at the Ruth Bancroft Botanic Garden in Walnut Creek California. It has thinner dissected segments and a slightly lighter colored flower. 

This information about Alyogyne 'Lady Barbara Rose' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.