Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - September
|Common name ||red spider-flower|
|Scientific name ||Grevillea speciosa (Knight) McGill.|
|Etymology || |
Genus: After Charles Francis Greville, 1749-1809, co-founder of the Horticultural Society, London, later the Royal Horticultural Society.
Species: From Latin, speciosus, showy, splendid. Referring to the flowers.
|Distribution ||This species occurs in the wild from Buckety to the Parramatta River in New South Wales.|
|Native habitat ||Moister areas of dry sclerophyll forest or heath in sandy soils on sandstone.|
|Description || |
A small to medium shrub with red flowers.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Spot flowers throughout the year but puts on a spectacular display of scarlet flowers in late winter to early spring.|
Location in Garden
Beds 104 and 105 in the Big Idea Garden.
It is fairly common in the nursery trade as it tolerates a wide range of climatic variations. It prefers a sunny or partially shaded position in well-drained soil and is frost hardy.
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