A nice low growing species Hibbertia pedunculata forms a dense mat over time and with attractive yellow flowers and good green foliage make a great ground cover plant.
Found along the east coast of Australia it is an easy care plant in a well drained soil. Its natural dense growth helps suppress weeds, so another good point.
Where to Grow Hibbertia pedunculata
In the general garden border near the front as a group cover plant, or in a rock garden where it is equally at home. It also grows well in containers and could be grown beneath roses..
How to grow Hibbertia pedunculata
The glossy foliage and bright yellow flowers make this a great choice for growing in a range of garden situations.
It is easy to care for, simply prepare the soil, plant and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser. Water a little trough the first summer.
Full sun to a little shade in the afternoon.
Well drained, this is not a plant that is fussy about soil types
Once established little extra watering is required except in long dry summer periods.
A slow release Australian Native plant food in spring should be adequate.
- Botanical Name : Hibbertia pedunculata
- Common Names: Stalked Guinea Flower
- Origins: Eastern Victoria through New South Wales into South eastern Queensland.
- Habitat : Open forested areas to coastal areas
- Height : To around 20cm
- Spread : Will for a clump to around 60cm
- Soil: Any well drained soil
- Flowers: Yellow with 5 petals
- Flowering Time Spring, however spot flowering through summer is common.
- Frost tolerance: Medium
- Drought tolerance: Medium