Seven Dwarfs Grevillea, Rusty Spider-flower.
Grevillea floribunda, Grevillea sphacelata, Grevillea autumnalis, Grevillea ferruginea.
Grevillea, after Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), co-founder of London Horticultural Society. Floribunda, from Latin floribundus, profusely flowering.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the areas Narrandera-Morundah-Galore-Collingullie; Mates Gully and Burkes & Graveyard.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, Vic, WA.
Dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on sandy soil, often in rocky situations.
Erect or spreading shrub, 40cm to 1.8m high, with velvety branches.
Well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates extended dry periods and moderate frost.
Hardy. Highly variable characteristics.
Rusty and greenish, throughout year, but mainly spring. Free-flowering.
Monitor, as seeds shed soon after maturity.
From seed or cuttings, which strike readily. Germination may be difficult.
Shade and shelter
Useful low-level cover in windbreaks.
Excellent to attract nectar-feeding birds.
Decorative ornamental for gardens and tubs, due to densely rusty-hairy flower-heads. Prune lightly from planting time to promote bushiness. Does not respond to hard pruning.