G.Grassfire.JPG (48157 bytes)Grevillea Grassfire: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is a hybrid whose parents are said to be Grevillea tetragonoloba and Grevillea laurifolia. The former is a native of Western Australia and the latter comes from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. The only way these two species were able to have a liaison was if they were cultivated in close proximity. In fact Grevillea Grassfire was released by Don Burke, a well-known Sydney TV horticulturalist. The two species were probably grown in his garden.

Grevillea Grassfire is a dense, spreading ground cover that may reach three metres across.

The leaves are bright green, shiny, deeply lobed and up to 80 millimetres long. The toothbrush-shaped flower clusters are red, carried terminally and contrast with the foliage. The main flowering period is spring and perhaps sporadically at other times.

Foliage, flowers and growth habit are all attractive features.

Grevillea Grassfire is an excellent ground cover and could be cultivated under shrubs in native garden beds.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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