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Products > Grevillea 'Kings Sunrise' PPAF
Grevillea 'Kings Sunrise' PPAF
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Year-round
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 'Kings Sunrise' PPAF - A large upright shrub to 8 to 9 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with white stems and soft gray-green dissected leaves. Nearly year-round, but primarily spring through fall, appear the 5 inch long toothbrush type vibrant golden orange flower flowers that emerge along the upper side of the inflorescence. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and give infrequent to occasional irrigation. Our experience with other grevillea is avoid fertilizers that contain phosphorus and keep an eye on foliage color for signs of chlorosis that can be treated with acidifying agents or chelated iron. This plant should prove hardy to 20-25 F. It does great in containers or in the landscape and is a favorite of hummingbirds. The parentage of this hybrid has yet to be disclosed but it should prove to be as durable as the others in the Kings Park Grevillea series. The cultivars in this series are the result of a breeding program conducted by Digby Growns at Plant Development at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia. The objective of the breeding program was the development of Grevillea cultivars that have large inflorescences with attractive colors. This series made its debut in North America through Ball Horticulture & Star Roses & Plants in 2016 and described as having "exotic looking blooms that flower year-round in Southern California. The plants have all been released in the US by Star Roses and Plants (Ball Horticulture). We began trialing Grevillea 'Kings Fire', Grevillea 'Kings Celebration' and Grevillea 'Kings Rainbow' in 2015 and put them into full production and started selling them the following year. All were noted to be strong performers with very attractive foliage and flowers. In 2019 Grevillea 'Spirit of ANZAC' was added to the Kings Park series and we also selected out a plant in our crop of Grevillea 'Kings Fire' that had similar foliage to it but with the flower buds and clusters that were slightly larger an of an unique golden orange color. It turned out that this was another of the Kings Park hybrids that had yet to be released and had mistakenly slipped in with 'Kings Fire' from the propagating nursery that was licensed to produce this series. This plant was on display during our October 2019 field day and, though not yet officially named, caused quite a sensation. It has since been named Grevillea 'Kings Sunrise' and has a US Plant Patent applied for.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Grevillea 'Kings Sunrise' PPAF.