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Products > Grevillea 'Pink Midget'
 
Grevillea 'Pink Midget'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Grevillea leiophylla x G. humilis ssp. maritima)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Grevillea 'Pink Midget' - A short and spreading dense-growing plant to 1-2 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with narrow 1 inch long lanceolate-shaped leaves that are medium green above and lighter green and tomentosa below. At any time in the year can appear the unusual light pink flowers arranged at the end of the stems in round clusters.

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to very little - better flowering reported when irrigated. Hardy to moderate frost and listed for most gardening conditions in Australia - little testing has been done in the U.S. so any feedback from our customers about it would be welcome.

This plant was discovered as a spontaneous seedling hybrid under a mature plant of Grevillea leiophylla in the garden of Mervyn Hodge at Logan Reserve, Queensland in 1999. The likely pollen parent was thought to be Grevillea humilis ssp. maritima, as it was growing nearby. The plant was selected for its dense compact habit and its continuous production of flowers. The plant received Plant Breeders Rights in Australia in 2001 as described in Plant Varieties Journal 2002 Volume 15 Number 4. We grew this nice smaller Grevillea from 2009 until 2015 and only stopped because it seemed underappreciated by customers and did not sell well. 

Information about Grevillea 'Pink Midget' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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