Sunday, August 9, 2009

Grevillea speciosa

Grevillea speciosa, Red Spider Flower

This is one of the wildflowers of Sydney found growing around the Harbour at North Head and Dobroyd Point as well as in Ku-ring-gai Chase and the Brisbane Waters National Park. It is rather a straggly shrub in the wild growing to about 1.7 metres but the flowers are a vibrant red and are produced in abundance from now until September. In a garden situation it needs to be grown in a well drained sandy soil and kept well pruned to maintain a compact shape.

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