With attractive gold yellow flowers in spring, Hibbertia serrata is commonly called the serrated leaf Guinea flower. Originally from Western Australia it grows well in soils that are on the dry side and will flower in part shade.
Masses of flowers cover the plant in spring, the named variety ‘Sun Shine’ is well suited\ to the vibrance of the bright flowers. The foliage has slight serrations on the leaf margins which gives it its name.
A position in part shade is best in most climates. Dig the soil over well before planting, removing weeds and adding some compost.
Plant and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
Regular tip pruning after flowering will help keep the plant more compact and tidy.
- Botanical Name – Hibbertia serrata
- Common Name – Serrated leaf Guinea flower
- Family – Asteraceae.
- Position – Full sun to afternoon shade.
- Soil – Humus rich moist and well drained.
- Height – To around .5 metres
- Spread – To around .4 metre.
- Flowers – Golden Yellow.
- Flowering time – Late winter to spring.
- Foliage – Mid to deep green with slight serrations.
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts only
- Drought tolerant – Medium
- Coastal areas – Medium, third line.