Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
Alyogyne 'West Coast Gem'
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August
|Common name ||-|
|Scientific name ||Alyogyne huegellii 'West Coast Gem' (Endl.) Fryxell|
|Etymology || |
Genus: Greek, alytos, united; gyne, female, female part of flower; in reference to the undivided style.
Species: Named after Karl von Hugel, a 19th century Austrian botanist.
|Distribution ||Widespread from the Lofty Range in South Australia, to south-western Western Australia. |
|Native habitat ||Arid to semi-arid regions. |
|Description ||A medium sized, spreading shrub, the flowers can be yellow, white, lilac, pink, mauve or deep purple.|
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in early spring to late autumn, but can also spot flower in winter.|
Location in Garden
Plants are located in the Big Idea Garden, in Bed 16 on the Connections Garden and in the Visitor Centre Carpark.
Individual flowers each last 1-2 days providing a constant array of new blooms over the flowering period.
This selection produces spectacular deep purple, silken-petalled flowers. Prefers a protected full sun position and well-drained soils, is drought hardy and can tolerate light frosts. Tip prune from a young age to promote a dense habit and a strong root system. If you don’t have these garden conditions, then it also performs well in a pot on a patio.
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