San Marcos Growers LogoSan Marcos Growers
New User
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
Nursery Closure
Search Utilities
Plant Database
Search Plant Name
Detail Search Avanced Search Go Button
Search by size, origins,
details, cultural needs
Website Search Search Website GO button
Search for any word
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings



Natives at San Marcos Growers
Succulents at San Marcos Growers
 Weather Station

Products > Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'
Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' - Lavender Grevillea
Image of Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'
[2nd Image]
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 about Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.