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PlantFiles: Spider Flower, Woolly Grevillea
Grevillea lanigera 'Mt. Tamboritha'

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Grevillea (grev-ILL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lanigera (lan-EE-ger-ruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mt. Tamboritha

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CactusSpike On Jun 1, 2011, CactusSpike from Sydney
Australia wrote:

One of the few prostrate grevilleas that will grow in shade. It is more susceptible to phytophora than most cultivated grevilleas, but not as bad as Pittosporum or most banksias. Applying rid-a-rot when planting isn't a bad idea.

Positive pokerboy On Jul 30, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is quite a prostrate, beautiful Grevillea. This Australian Native's flowers are yellow and red. They are also quite spider like. When flowering it will produce an abundance of flowers.Will tolerate light frost and seaside conditions. Plant in a Full Sun or Semi-Shaded position. A great plant. pokerboy.

Positive angelam On Apr 30, 2004, angelam from melbourne
Australia wrote:

This is a prostrate form of this Australian native. It is a very tolerant plant and will take extended exposure to both wet and dry soils. It is also supposed to tolerate coastal environments and light frost. The red and yellow spiderlike flowers are produced all year round, but seem with us to be most numerous in Autumn. The branches are crowded with pointed leaves, and grow densely enough to supress weeds.

Like all grevilleas it produces lots of nectar, although nectar feeding birds appear wary of its low growth habit and are only occasional visitors.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Granada Hills, California
Perris, California

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