Grevillea_bon_accord.jpg (60403 bytes)Grevillea Bon Accord or Bonfire: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is an accidental hybrid that appeared in the gardens of the Austraflora nursery, Victoria. Another name for this outstanding hybrid is G. Bonfire. This is a cross-continent hybrid as the parents are Grevillea johnsonii a New South Wales species and G. wilsonii from Western Australia.

Grevillea Bon Accord is said to reach a height of two metres with an upright growth habit. We have seen specimens, growing in a Central Coast, NSW garden, that are at least five metres tall. The narrow leaves are finely divided with bronze new growth. Large clusters of waxy red flowers are carried above the foliage from early spring to late summer. Sporadic flowering occurs at other times. Blooms are constantly attended by honeyeaters.

This is a spectacular hybrid. Foliage complements the outstanding flowers.

Propagation must be from cuttings to preserve the splendid characteristics of this exceptional plant.