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Products > Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'
Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' - Lavender Grevillea

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' (Lavender Grevillea) - A 4-5 feet tall by up to 8+ feet wide shrub with fine textured gray foliage and showy rose-red flowers on arching branches fall through spring. Plant in a well-drained soil in full or part sun and irrigate only occasionally as this plant is tolerant of extended dry periods once established. Hardy to 20 F. Makes a good container plant and can be kept compact with heavy pruning. The flowers appear in abundance and make a good show on the gray foliage - it is a very showy Grevillea. Grevillea lavandulacea is naturally found across a wide range in Australia from the Grampians of Western Victoria to the Flinders Range in South Australia. This plant is of garden origin and some speculate that rather than a selection of the species, it may actually be a hybrid similar to 'Poorinda Illumia' (thought to be a cross between G. lavandulacea and G lanigera), which may account for its durability and floriferous nature. The name comes from the town of Penola, which is in the southeast corner of South Australia. It has long been a plant in our nursery and has proven to be hardier than other Grevillea lavandulacea we have grown.  This description is based on our research and on the our observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery and landscape plantings in our own nursery garden and other gardens that we visit. We also will incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'