With a unique flower for the genus, Grevillea bauerlenni with flowers that have a distinctive bud cap. The flowers themselves are a pale green tubular with a ‘cap’ at the top that give the plant its common name of Chef’s Cap Correa.
The flowers hang down neatly beneath the foliage, The foliage is a mid to deep green and aromatic when rubbed.
Garden uses include as a general plant in the garden border or planted as a low screening plant along a shaded boundary fence,
This is a Correa species that is best grown in a well drained soil withy a position in afternoon shade.
It is also best when lightly pruned after flowering to keep it in a good bushy form and a little lower that its maximum height. Pruning will also promote more flowers the next season.
Propagation is possible from cuttings, however not always easy.
- Botanical Name – Grevillea bauerlenni
- Family –
- Common Name – Chef’s Cap Correa
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 2 metres.
- Spread – To around 1.5 metres.
- Growth Rate – Medium
- Flowers – Place green
- Flowering Time – Winter to spring.
- Foliage – Mid green, oblong shaped and dense growth habit.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Medium