It has been in the ground about a month now and seems happy enough so far. The shrub itself is attractive but the coral pink blooms are magnificent.
|The tight bud clusters open slowly|
|Unfurling from the bottom|
|Into their full glory|
I have 2 other varieties of Grevillea and, although they bloom heavily, the flowers are relatively small. At maturity, the blooms on G. 'Superb' are about 5 inches long.
Grevillea 'Superb' grows 3-5 feet (1-2 meters) tall and wide. It hails from eastern Australia and was even featured on a 50 cent Australian stamp in 2003. In its October 2011 edition, Pacific Horticulture magazine included it as one of the best Grevillea for southern California. Depending upon what source you refer to, it's described as hardy to 20 or 25F (-4C). It's drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds and, reportedly, orioles.
This is my contribution to Loree's favorite plant meme at danger garden. Please visit her blog to see her favorite this week and link of other gardeners' favorite selections.