Kings Park is currently undergoing a plant-breeding program which breeds new varieties of plants that reflect the nature of Western Australian flora. The Grevilleas include ‘Kimberly Moon’ ‘Scarlet Moon’ ‘Honey Moon’ and ‘Outback Sunrise’ are feature prolonged flowering periods and brilliant colors from Yellow to Red.
The new grevilleas not only look spectacular but are good for the environment and easy to grow according to Kings Park’s senior plant breeder Digby Growns.
‘We want more people to grow WA plants in their home gardens. Our view is that by growing plants adapted to our environment, they will use less water, less fertiliser, provide habitat for native fauna and celebrate our unique sense of place,’ explains Digby.
Creating these cultivars requires patience and the unique expertise of Kings Park’s plant breeding experts, with each new cultivar taking up to seven years to develop.
They are ideal feature plant for water wise gardens and landscapes where they will attract birds to the area. Perfect for native gardens, waterwise and rockery gardens. Once established, responds well to pruning which helps maintain the desired shape. Requires full sun and well drained soil. Fertilize yearly with a slow release native fertilizer. Prune lightly to maintain compact shape.