Species in the genus Alogyne
are native to Australia.
Formerly, these plants were included in the genus, Hibiscus. A quick look at the flower of Alogyne shows its close relationship to hibiscus. Blue hibiscus is
a shrubby plant to about six to eight feet tall. Leaves are deeply dissected.
Purple-blue flowers are about four inches across.
Light: full sun
Water: requires a dry, well-drained soil, very drought tolerant
Soil: well-drained soil, no other special requirements
These plants were donated to UNF to test their tolerances to
conditions in north Florida.
This plant is reported by one grower as cold hardy to the
mid-twenties F. Reportedly, it is very drought tolerant.