My best performing plant this week would have to be our Alyogyne huegelii – Native Hibiscus. We planted two of them only 12 months ago. The first one was planted facing west which receives a great deal of morning sun but is then shaded for the afternoon. The other one was planted in a very shaded position, covered by two towering Agonis – Peppermint trees.

The Alyogyne Huegelii in Flower

Their spindly foliage is graced by a flurry of candle-like flowers in Spring through Autumn and it’s a real stand out plant in my garden. They’re native to WA, SA and parts of the Northern Territory and enjoy semi-shaded moist soils. They grow to around 2-3m high and about 1.5m wide and can be successfully espalliered or even grown in mass plantings.

Photo source: Tatters:)