Grey Guinea-flower, Hoary Guinea-flower, Grey Guineaflower, Showy Guinea-flower.
Hibbertia, named after George Hibbert a patron of botany.
Up to 0.6m.
Presence in Australia
Widespread, predominantly east of the Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Sandy and gravelly soils in filtered sun or partial shade in open forest and other habitats.
Softly hairy, upright or spreading small shrub to 60cm high. Grey-green leaves.
Bright golden-yellow flowers, Sep-Feb.
Late Nov-mid Mar. Monitor closely as mature seeds soon shed. Difficult to collect due to low seed production linked to poor pollination and consumption by insects.
From cuttings of firm young growth, which strike readily. Difficult from seed due to dormancy.
From suckers and seed.
Requires well-drained soil. Tolerates moderate frost and dry shady sites once established.
Good habitat, the flowers providing food for many native insects including moths, butterflies, wasps and bees. Seeds are food for various insects.
Excellent ornamental for containers and rockeries. Prune tips regularly to promote bushiness.