Magic Lantern Grevillea

Grevillea x 'Magic Lantern'

Exotic, vibrant red flower clusters on a durable, heat and drought tolerant Australian native shrub with a low spreading form and finely textured, gray-green foliage. The vibrant blooms will brighten a sunny waterwise landscape from fall through late winter with little care. Well-adapted to warm coastal regions, and dry, sandy soils. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationgre-VIL-le-a NO-el
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeFall through Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPlumbago (Plumbago); Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria); Rock Rose (Cistus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum);

Adapts to a variety of soils with excellent drainage. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system, taking care not to overwater. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed sparingly in spring; avoid high phosphorus fertilizers. Prune after flowering to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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