Alyogyne hakeifolia
Native Hibiscus or Desert Rose

Uses: A highly ornamental and fast growing foliage plant. Plant singly for contrast as a background plant in wider verges, nature strips and streetscapes or grouped as an informal hedge or barrier. Suitable for parks, reserves, wider roadside plantings. Similar in appearance to Hibiscus.
Bird and butterfly attracting.
Requires well-drained soils in wind protected sites.
Note: This species is classified schedule 2, Regulation 24.3 under the Sewerage Act and may be planted in any street or road in any drainage area provided they are not planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection. They should also not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer pipe in home gardens.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:NU: Nullarbor   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.  

  • Height 1-3m
  • Spread 0.5-2.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Malvaceae
  • Botanical Name Alyogyne hakeifolia
  • Common Name Native Hibiscus or Desert Rose
  • Origin SA, WA
  • Habit Upright, Multi branched
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Mauve
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Tubular
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)