Australian Native Plants

  Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'

Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' photo
Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon', Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' is a spreading shrub with clusters of pinking red flowers throughout the year. Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' is a very popular grevillea cultivar and has been planted widely in Australia and other countries. It is a small to medium shrub with attractive divided leaves The flower inflorescences are about 15 cm long by 9 cm wide. The plant is a cross between a red-flowered form of Grevillea banksii and Grevillea. bipinnatifida. It was first grown by David Gordon in Queensland and named 'Robyn Gordon' in memory of a family member who died in 1969. This cultivar has been known to cause allergic contact dermatitis for some people who handle it. Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' is similar to Grevillea 'Superb' which has the same parents but more orange flowers.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 1 - 1.5
Spread (m): 1.5 - 2.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: red / pink
Flower Season: frequent

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
excellent bird attracting plant for lorikeets and honeyeaters

Variety:'Robyn Gordon'

Relatives in same Genus
  Grevillea agrifolia
  Grevillea alpina
  Grevillea angulata
  Grevillea arenaria
  Grevillea armigera
  Grevillea asparagoides
  Grevillea asplenifolia
  Grevillea astericosa
  Grevillea baileyana
  Grevillea banksii prostrate
  Grevillea baueri
  Grevillea bipinnatifida
  Grevillea bronwenae
  Grevillea candelabroides
  Grevillea coccinea
  Grevillea concinna
  Grevillea corrugata
  Grevillea crithmifolia
  Grevillea decurrens
  Grevillea didymobotrya
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