The abundant red and cream winter flowering of this lovely compact Grevillea is its outstanding feature as the name suggests. The soft, grey foliage provides interest when the plant is not in flower. It needs a well drained soil and plenty of sun to flower to its full potential. It tolerates moderate frosts and can be trimmed back behind the spent flowers once the danger of frost has finished for the year. Feed at the same time with a low phosphorus fertiliser. It is an excellent choice for a rockery, a medium sized pot or as a mounding groundcover plant. Good for coastal positions.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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