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Grevillea close up

Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’ (Grevillea hybrid)

June 29, 2017

Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’ has lustrous, finely cut foliage and a decidedly wide, spreading habit. New growth emerges a metallic-bronze and the blooms, which are appearing now, are like little upturned brushes—albeit, brushes that have bristles of a shining, pinkish purple!

Grevilleas are native to Australia (and nearby islands) and are related to the proteas, most of which come from the Southern Hemisphere. This Grevillea hybrid is thought to be the result of a cross between Grevillea gaudichaudii and G. longifolia.

Grevillea the plant

It is a winter resident of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory but is enjoying its summer outside on the stone platform opposite the entrance to the Herb Garden.

Grevillea the setting 1
Grevillea the setting 2

By Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter