Alyogyne huegelii (Blue Hibiscus) - An evergreen shrub that grows to about 6-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. The flowers are borne solitarily in leaf axils and hold large light blue petals. This is a hardy and adaptable shrub, which is lime, drought and frost tolerant. It requires a well-drained soil, but can be grown in sand, loam or clay soils. It can be grown in full sun, or in partial shade. Protection from strong winds is desirable. Little watering is required, especially if the plants are established and well mulched. Once established supplementary watering should be required only during extremely dry condition, but is tolerated provided the plants are in a well-drained position. Cold hardy to 25° F. If unpruned Alyogyne huegelii becomes a little sparse of foliage on lower branches. It can be pruned back quite hard after flowering with new shoots initiating from old wood, or tipped back frequently and lightly during the flowering season. Pruning results in a denser, more compact, and possibly more floriferous plant.