Growing Hibbertia Plants In Your Garden
Hibbertia, also known as Guinea flower and climbing Guinea plant, is a genus of about 115 different species of perennial shrubs and trailing or climbing plants in the Dilleniaceae family. The vast majority of these plants are native to Australia, but some species are found in the Pacific Islands and Madagascar. These generally disease- and pest-resistant plants are a favorite of gardeners in warm climates. Plants in this genus produce flowers in only two colors: yellow and orange. One species in this genus is in jeopardy of becoming extinct. A total of 111 species of Hibbertia are various shades of yellow. The remaining four species are various shades of orange. All species produce five-petaled flowers from early spring to late summer, depending on location.
During flowering, the evergreen foliage is almost completely covered by the plant’s abundant flowers. Plants typically grow from 18 to 36 inches (45-90 cm) tall and can be up to 138 inches (350 cm) across. These heat-loving plants need to be situated in a sunny or partially shady location. Plants in dimmer light have a more compact habit but will grow more slowly than those in full sun. There are few pests or problems with the guinea flower. It is tolerant of short periods of drought and will usually survive a light frost.
Garden With Flowering Hibbertia Plants
Hibbertia can live in a variety of different soil conditions with pH levels ranging from mildly acidic to mildly alkaline.
Flowering Hibbertia Plants In The Garden
These plants are easy to propagate. Share this interesting specimen with a friend. Take cuttings in early spring before flowering and when the plant is pushing new growth.
Yellow Hibbertia Garden Plants
The plants can be propagated by taking stem cuttings during the winter.
Hibbertia Yellow Plants In The Backyard Garden
Some gardeners use low-growing Hibbertia species as a perennial ground cover.
Hibbertia Shrubs Featured Yellow Flowers
Plants that are growing outside will need supplemental water in very dry hot periods of summer.
Yellow Hibbertia Flowering Plants
The plants are also used to add a burst of yellow or orange color to flower gardens or shrub beds.
Garden With Yellow Flowering Hibbertia
Hibbertia thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones nine to 12. It prefers full overhead sun and partial shade in the afternoon.
Outdoor Garden With Hibbertia Shrubs
Plants in this genus are quite hardy and can tolerate high winds, mildly saline soil, salt winds and light frost.Label: flowering plants, garden plants, hibbertia plants, plants ideas, outdoor plants, .