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Products > Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC' PP29,372
Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC' PP29,372

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [G. 'RSL Spirit of ANZAC']
Parentage: (G. banksii hybrid)
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC' PP29,372 - A moderately vigorous large evergreen shrub that can grow to 10 feet tall by 8 feet wide with fine textured silver-green dissected leaves. Nearly year-round it will be in flower with long curved bright red stamens emerging from white buds and calyces that contrast nicely against the foliage. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and give infrequent to occasional irrigation. This plant should prove hardy to 20-25 F. It can be pruned in late spring to keep compact and promote denser flowering, which will keep the hummingbirds happy. This plant was selected in 2007 from the plant breeding program at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia and was the result of crossing a selected Grevillea banksii with red flowers and a trailing growth habit with the pollen parent being an unnamed Kings Park Grevillea hybrid (20060954) with red-yellow flowers and a semi-upright growth habit. The program's objective is the development of Grevillea cultivars that have large inflorescences with attractive colors. This same program gave us such great cultivars as Grevillea 'Kings Fire' and Grevillea 'Kings Rainbow'. Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC' was released in March 2015 through a partnership with the Western Australian Returned Services League (RSL), which is equivalent to the United States Veterans Association and named to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of the first major military action in World War I by Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in April 1915. This plant with red flowers was chosen as a reminder of the blood that was shed in this battle, when 11,000 ANZAC soldiers were lost. In Australia this plant was introduced as Grevillea 'RSL Spirit of ANZAC' but in the US as Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC'. It has a patent pending and is being released in the US in 2019 through Star Roses & Plants (Ball Horticulture).  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC' PP29,372.