Grevillea Long John

Odille Esmonde-Morgan

GLENORCHY, Australia

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I have no idea what type this is, to me it looks like a sort of a spider grevillea, very pretty though with lots of blooms all over the bush.

From the Toowoomba visitor centre gardens

This is Grevillea “long John” (thanks Bruce for the ID) Grevillea longistyla x johnsonii ‘Long John’

This cultivar was selected out of a seedling lot from Queensland, grown and propagated by Rodger Elliot. It may be a hybrid between Grevillea longistyla and G.johnsonii. It has been sold for many years, especially in Victoria as G.longistyla. Recently it has been sold in Queensland and to a lesser extent in New South Wales as Grevillea ‘Elegance’. This is causing confusion with Grevillea ‘Poorinda Elegance’ which is already registered with Australian Cultivar Registration Authority. (

Lumix FZ35

The genus Grevillea is probably the most popular and widely cultivated of all of Australia’s plant genera. The reasons for this are not difficult to find. The plants occur in numerous shapes and sizes so that there is a Grevillea for almost any conceivable garden situation. Added to this are the colourful flowers which, in many cases, attract birds.

Grevillea is a member of the Protea family (Proteaceae) and its close relatives include Banksia, Hakea, Dryandra, Isopogon and Telopea (the Waratah). Grevillea is named after Charles Francis Greville who was one of the founders of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1804. There are over 300 species in the genus, most of which are endemic to Australia but a few species occur in Papua New Guinea and islands to Australia’s north.

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