Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream' PP18,035 - A medium to large sized shrub that was originally marketed as growing a bit smaller but after several years growing it and observing it the garden, we realize this shrub with a dense spreading habit can reach to at least 6 to 8 feet tall by 8 to 12 feet wide. It has attractive deeply dissected foliage that is bright green with bronze highlights in winter and 4-inch-long loose flower clusters of greenish yellow flowers that age to various shades of yellow, pink and orange and are in abundance all through the year - this truly is a year-round flowering plant!
Plant in full to partial sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to infrequently – it is drought tolerant once established in coastal gardens and cold hardy to around 23° F. Tolerant of both dry conditions and considerable humidity as well. A great looking plant in the garden as a specimen, a short screening plant or a hedge, where its multicolored flowers over a long period are both beautiful and attractive to people and nectar feeding birds.
This plant was a spontaneous seedling hybrid found in a garden of Dennis Cox and Janice Glazebrook in Logan Village, a suburb south of Brisbane Queensland in 1997 and later nurtured and propagated by James and Elva Carter at Carters Tubes in Burpengary, who applied and received Plant Breeders Rights in August 2002. This seedling arose between a plant of Grevillea bipinnatifida and a plant of a prostrate white flowering form of Grevillea banksii, so these are the presumed parents. This particular Grevillea bipinnatifida was a smaller plant around 3 feet tall with apricot colored flowers and blue-green foliage while the form of Grevillea banksii was a low sprawling plant with cream colored flowers and grey-green hairy leaves.
The genus name Grevillea honors Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), a patron of botany, a very close friend of Sir Joseph Banks, and president of the Royal Society of London.
Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream' was initially marketed in Australia through Elva Carter's Grevillea OZ Collection and a plant purchased from her was imported into to the U.S. by Rich Ouellet, then with McHutchison Horticultural Distributors. It received U.S. Plant Patent PP18,035 in September 2007 and first grown in California, but was released into the U.S. nursery trade by Ball Horticulture in 2013. We have sold it since 2014 and it has become one of the top selling Grevilleas that we grow. We also have a large specimen growing in the nursery garden that is in bloom all year long.
Information about Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream' PP18,035 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.