Lowgrowing carpet grevillea, leaves are red when new which provides a rich backdrop to the vibrant magenta toothbrush flowers.
The flat profile and neat yet wide spread of this grevillea make it a wise choice for most groundcover planting, under shrubs or down slopes.
Grevillea gaudichaudi x longifolia 'Fanfare'APPEARANCE : Prostrate low growing spreading native groundcover. Leaves are very deeply lobed, red-tipped, with new growth flushed red overall; flowers are deep dusty toothbrush form, up to 10cm long in spring-summer. Longer narrower leaves than G gaudichaudi and Royal Mantle, and more dissected.
ORIGIN :G gaudichaudi is found in a small part of the Blue Mountains NSW in swampy wet rocky areas; G longifolia is found around Sydney and the Blue Mountains NSW, growing in moist sandstone areas
USE FOR : Ideal used as a groundcover to control erosion on rocky embankments; in wildlife gardens as a nectar source and shelter plant.
CLIMATE : Suitable for reasonably cold temperatures to sub tropical climates. Hardy and drought tolerant once established.
PLANTING : Plant in well drained soil in full sun to enjoy maximum flowering period. Based on its parent species this variety may tolerate wetter soils than other grevilleas, so test this out for yourself.
CARE : Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser when buds form - grevilleas can be phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH : 0.3m H x 2-3m W, sometimes wider.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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