Grevillea_repens.JPG (51393 bytes)Grevillea repens: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is known as the Creeping Grevillea.

Grevillea repens is a prostrate plant which may reach three metres across.

The leaves are ovate, between four to eight centimetres long with wavy margins edged with prickly teeth.

Flowers are carried in toothbrush-shaped racemes. They are red, often abundant and prominent. Blooms are seen in late spring and summer and attract honeyeaters.

Grevillea repens is a colourful ground cover that could be grown as living mulch under taller plants. The species could also be cultivated to cascade down embankments and slopes. Tip prune to increase foliage density.

Grevillea repens is a native of Victoria where the species is considered to be rare. Some populations are protected in national parks.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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