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

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
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' - 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 have been growing this great little plant since 2009.  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 'Pink Midget'.