Medusa Grevillea. An absolutely stunning color combination, this Grevillea has small clusters of waxy red, yellow, and purple flowers. It stays really low to the ground and spreads into a dense mat. Could make a very interesting hanging basket.
(Proteaceae) Tolerates salt-spray.
Light: Full sun.
Water: Moderate. Very drought tolerant when established. Make sure to water the first summer after planting.
Soil: Fast draining, acid, and nutrient poor. Be careful not to disturb the roots.
Fertilizer: Use a very low phosphorus (or no phosphorus), slow-release fertilizer, or a mild organic fertilizer such as fish emulsion. Like all Proteaceae, it will not tolerate phosphorus.
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9.
3 plants (our choice) from the Protea family including Leucospermum, Leucadendron, Serruria, Grevillea, and Telopea in 4" pots for $50.00. That's a savings of $10.00! Includes culture information. You may even get some Proteas that are in such limited quantity,...
White, upward facing flowers have a broad green stripe along the middle of each petal. Fleshy, bright green leaves emerge with the flowers in the spring and die back in the fall. Native to Namaqualand in South Africa, it will...
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Parachute Flower. Parasol Flower. Vining succulent with outlandish, vase-shaped flowers colored with dark reddish brown and velvety green. The flowers are about 4 inches tall and foul-smelling (like many members of this family). Does well in a hanging basket or...