Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

30 August 2014

Grevillea rhyolitica subspecies semivestita

Grevillea rhyolitica subspecies semivestita, which is often sold as Grevillea 'Deua Flame', is a compact small shrub which has the desirable characteristic of flowering almost continuously, especially through winter.  As such, it's extremely attractive to honey eaters, particularly Eastern spinebills which can often be seen fluttering at one or other of the many flowers for nectar.  It grows in full sun to part shade and is frost and coastal hardy. It has adapted to soil with low fertility so it doesn't need to be fertilised (and it should never be fertilised with a general purpose fertiliser).  It can be grown from cuttings derived from regular trimming to keep it compact and to stimulate flowering.

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