Sunday, November 9, 2014

Grevillea Ivanhoe: A Fall Favorite

Autumn is the perfect time of the year to rediscover one the season's fabulous foliage, Grevillea Ivanhoe, bursting with color, volume and texture!

The Australian species of Grevillea consists of approximately 313 different varieties and 200 cultivars, and the numbers continues to grow.  Named in honor of the British patron of botany Charles Francis Greville, one of the founders of the Royal Horticulture Society in 1804.

Grevillea Ivanhoe is a hybrid cultivar derived from combination of G. Longifolia and G. Caleyi.  It has very attractive serrated and deeply cut foliage with deep green leaves and silver undersides, while new growth is a reddish bronze color.

The little cone-like buds and red tooth brush-like flowers, which seem to turn this foliage into a 'filler flower', are prominently displayed over the late winter and early spring.  Ivanhoe adds a distinctive 'spice' of texture and color to designs and it has a long vase life of 14 days and longer.

In addition, when Ivanhoe is color enhanced it's silvery undertone takes on festive colors beautifully! 

Still not convinced Ivanhoe's a fall favorite?  If not, these wonderful creations will certainly inspire you! 

Enjoy this wonderful season and make it a time to rediscover Ivanhoe!

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