I can remember a time not too long ago when Grevilleas weren’t even part of my vocabulary. Now we have 4-6 of them in our garden, and I want more.
One of my favorite places to window shop is Strybing. They have a bunch in the Australian section such as these three guys. I first saw Grevillea Rosmarinifolia last spring during Plant ID. The foliage is similar to the Rosemary that we eat…thus the Latin name loosely translates to Rosemary like foliage.
I don’t recall seeing this one prior, Spider Grevillea (Grevillea thelemanniana ssp fililoba). I wonder how many times I walk by something without noticing it…then all of a sudden it reaches out and grabs me. BTW, I have seen this also called the Hummingbird Bush.
Grevillea juniperina is the last of these Australian natives from the PROTEACEAE family. Danger Garden has a sweet pick of the G. j ‘Low Red’.
– Far Out Flora
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