Grevillea beadleana: is a
member of the Proteaceae family and is native to the Northern Tablelands of
New South Wales. Grevillea beadleana
is named after the late Professor N. C. W. Beadle who was the foundation head
of the Botany Department at the University of New England, Australia.
Grevillea beadleana is a beautiful, dense, spreading shrub with
soft, divided, grey-green leaves. The toothbrush-shaped flowers are dark red,
almost black in colour. Blooms are carried for most of the year and are rich
in nectar. Both foliage and flowers are decorative features. A mature specimen
will often shelter seedlings under its dense foliage.
Grevillea beadleana was first discovered in 1982 and named in 1986.
The species is classified as rare because only small populations occur in
Grevillea beadleana is becoming available in nurseries. This should
ensure the long-term survival of the species.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.