The Hibiscus and Related Genera Study Group is one of over 20 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. This group publishes regular newsletters documenting reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of Australian members of the Malvaceae family. These reports assist in assessing the suitability of various species for cultivation in a range of climatic zones.
Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.
|Left: Hibiscus diversifolius. Right: The floral emblem of the Northern Territory,
Sturt's Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum).
Photos: Brian Walters
A website for the group has been established. It provides further information about joining the group and its aims and activities. The website can be found at the link below.