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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.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'.