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Grevillea 'Magic Lantern'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Synonyms: ['Gilded Dragon', G. thelemanniana ssp. hirtella]
Parentage: (Grevillea preissii ssp. glabrilimba)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Grevillea 'Magic Lantern' - An evergreen shrub with coral-red flowers that are striking against the gray feathery foliage - a good bloomer in the fall, winter and early spring. This plant stays low (below 3 feet) and spreads to 6 to 10 feet wide. Plant in full sun and water occasionally to infrequently. Will tolerate some alkalinity but requires well-drained soil. Hardy to 28 degrees F. This Grevillea flowers on older wood so avoid cutting back in summer months. Long thought to be a selection of Grevillea thelemanniana ssp. hirtella and also known as Grevillea 'Gilded Dragon' but more recent treatment on the genus has determined that this plant is Grevillea preissii ssp. glabrilimba, a plant native to a restricted area near coastal Cervantes in Western Australia where it grows in shallow calcareous sand. The climate is hot and dry in the summer and cool and moist in winter with an average rainfall of 18 inches.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 'Magic Lantern'.
 
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