Genus Species: Alyogyne huegelii
Common / Product Name: West Coast Gem
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1.5 – 2.5m x 1.50 – 2.50m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: Low
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Mid Spring / ends: Mid Summer
Flower Colour: Deep Purple
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -7°C for short periods once established.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.