G.Scarlet_sprite.JPG (52791 bytes)Grevillea Scarlet Sprite: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is spreading shrub that will reach a height of 1.5 metres.
Grevillea Scarlet Sprite was previously known as Grevillea Pryor’s Hybrid and is one of the many forms of Grevillea rosmarinifolia.
The leaves are narrow and sharply pointed. Flowers are bright red and cream and appear from July to November. Flowering is usually profuse.
Grevillea Scarlet Sprite is a very prickly shrub and could be cultivated, away from paths, in bird-friendly gardens. Small native birds will nest in the prickly foliage and the nectar-rich flowers attract honeyeaters.
Prune annually to keep the foliage dense.
We have a number of “Scarlet Sprites” scattered throughout our gardens. The plants flower profusely and have proved to be extremely drought tolerant. Frosts do not damage our specimens.
Propagate from cuttings.