Andy, my sweet neighbor in Sydney, sent along this photo from our front garden. Isn’t it gorgeous?
It’s a Grevillea “Superb,” a low, spreading evergreen shrub with deeply divided foliage bearing large, salmon-colored flowers all year long.
Grevilleas are native to Australia, and this hybrid is a cross between a Queensland native, Grevillea banksii, which has white flowers, and a Western Australian native, Grevillea bipinnatifida, which has red flowers.
The flower heads are called racemes. They consist of a series of individual flowers along an elongated stem. These open in succession, which means you get a really long flowering time from any one flower head.
Nice to know that our Sydney garden is looking beautiful as the spring turns into summer. Can’t wait to see it in person!