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Guinea Flower or Snake Vine (Hibbertia scandens ) is an easy care native climber or scrambler that has glossy green leaves and bright yellow flowers that appear from Spring to Summer.

How to grow guinea flower in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to half shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch with woodchip, keeping it away from the main stem and water in well.
  5. Feed in Autumn and Spring with  Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.
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How to grow guinea flower in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun to half shade.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. 
  5. Mulch with woodchip, keeping it away from the main stem and water in well.
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with  Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • If growing as a climbing plant, ensure that you provide a supporting structure, such as a trellis.
  • Not suitable for cooler climates due to its low tolerance to frosts.
  • Can be used as a ground cover or trimmed into small bushes.
  • Salt tolerant.

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