The Q&A Archives: Is There A Plant Called "grevilla"

Question: Is there a plant called grevilla (spelling??) or Robinsons Gorden? I heard it has red flowers and blooms all year and attracts hummingbirds. Will it grow in Ramona Ca.? Can it be bought through your company?

Answer: There is a plant called Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'. It's a showy plant, 6'-7' tall with equal width, and it's native to Australia so it will grow in Southern California. It has hanging clusters of bright red flowers through most of the year, and grows best in full sun, but isn't picky about soil conditions, thriving in dry to very wet soils.

Burpee doesn't carry the plant, but you should be able to find one through Greenlee Nursery, 301 E. Franklin Ave., Pomona 91766 (phone 909-629-9045), or Las Pilitas Nursery, Las Pilitas Rd., Santa Margarita 93453 (phone 805-438-5992).

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