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Grevillea speciosa

It is fairly common in the nursery trade as it tolerates a wide range of climatic variations. It prefers a sunny or partially shaded position in well-drained soil and is frost hardy.

Common namered spider-flower
Scientific nameGrevillea speciosa (Knight) McGill.

Genus: After Charles Francis Greville, 1749-1809, co-founder of the Horticultural Society, London, later the Royal Horticultural Society.

Species: From Latin, speciosus, showy, splendid. Referring to the flowers.

DistributionThis species occurs in the wild from Buckety to the Parramatta River in New South Wales.
Native habitatMoister areas of dry sclerophyll forest or heath in sandy soils on sandstone.
DescriptionA small to medium shrub with red flowers.
Flowering/fruitingSpot flowers throughout the year but puts on a spectacular display of scarlet flowers in late winter to early spring.
Location in gardenBeds 104 and 105 in the Big Idea Garden.
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