It is a low spreading shrub with lavender-like foliage supposedly to 1′ high by 3′-4′ spread. However, the plant in UCSC Arboretum is more like 2′ X 2′. It has rosy-red spider flowers. The flowers are small but appear in large numbers from late winter to spring.
Grevillea lavandulacea is a variable species with a number of distinct horticultural forms in cultivation, mostly known for their geographic origin. The form said to from the Tanunda area in South Australia is one of the most popular, although it is suspected that it actually comes from Aldinga in South Australia. Other forms include “Penola” which is in our plant collection, and “Victor Harbour” (both from South Australia) and “Billywing” and “Black Range” (both from western Victoria). The differences between the forms may include flower and foliage color and plant growth habit.
Species Meaning: Leaves are like that of lavender
Grevillea lavandulacea is native to Australia.
2/16/21 – 4 Clonex, 3 Hormodin
In Our Garden
Plant ID: C2105
Found in Greenhouse,
Cuttings on heat and mist