Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: This cultivar from " Poorinda" is said to be a hybrid between Grevillea juniperina and G. lanigera. Cultivar received by the Authority on 9 October 1974 from Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: The plant is said to be a spreading shrub of about 2m in height by 2m in width. It has arching branches with numerous branchlets. Leaves, dark green on upper surface, but silver-grey on underside due to a covering of dense silky hairs. Each leaf is about 1.5 - 3cm long and between 2 - 5mm wide and pungent. Leaf edges are rolled under. Flowers, pale pink with deeper pink styles, generally produced on underside of arching branches in hanging clusters. Buds very densely covered with grey hairs, but as flower matures its appearance becomes less hairy. Individual flowers, pale pink grading to green towards the limb, are about 8 - 10mm long, style bright pink, about 1.8cm long. The flower is said to be sterile.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar can be distinguished from its parents in that its leaves and flowers are intermediate in size. Flower colour is lighter thant most forms of either parent.
COLOUR CODING:RHS Colour Chart 1966
perianth tube: red group 55D
perianth limb: green group 138B
style: the bright pink colour codes as red-purple group 58C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC009, CBG8006497/068681
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 17 May 1977