G.sericea.JPG (33121 bytes)Grevillea sericea: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is known as the Pink Spider Flower. Grevillea sericea is an upright shrub that reaches a height of 1.5 metres. The leaves are elliptic to linear in shape and from two to six centimetres long. The flowers are borne in erect, terminal clusters and carried for most of the year. The flowers are usually pink but some plants have white blooms.
The plant illustrated in known as the “Collaroy Plateau” form and has flowers that are a deeper pink than other forms. Collaroy is a northern suburb of Sydney .
Grevillea “Little Miss Muffet” and Grevillea “Amethyst” are hybrids that have Grevillea sericea as one parent.
Grevillea sericea is native to the northern Sydney sandstone areas.
The Pink Spider Flower would be a colourful addition to a number of garden situations including: native cottage gardens, rockeries and as a foreground plant in shrubberies.
Propagate from cuttings.