Grevillea ‘Grassfire’

The attractive green pinnate leaves are studded with lots of bright red toothbrush flowers in spring and summer, making this a superb, dense ground cover. Use it to stabilise banks or as an extensive ground cover to minimise weed growth and stop erosion. Very little maintenance is required apart from periodic removal of dead bits. Drought and frost tolerant, and can be used for seaside gardens.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea
Cultivar:Grassfire
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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