Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Rosy Morn' is said to be a hybrid between G. lavandulacea and a form of G. baueri.Cultivar first received by the Authority in October 1963. The applicant is Mr L Hodge, Mt Lookout Road, Bairnsdale, Victoria
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar is a dense shrub which grows to a height of 1m by a width of 1.5m. The leaves are elliptical to obvate and terminate with sharp point. The leaf edges are rolled to the underside. Each leaf is up to 2cm long and about 6mm wide. The upper surface is rough to the touch due to a covering of minute projections, while the lower surface is tinged grey by a covering of long hairs. The deep pink flowers are produced in clusters on short branchlets. Each flower is about 1.3cm long with slightly deeper pink styles to 2.3cmm long.
DIAGNOSIS: 'Poorinda Rosy Morn' differs from both its parents in its deep pink flower colour. The leaves are similar in shape and texture but slightly larger than the usual G. lavandulacea. They are closer in size to G. baueri but are not glabrous. The styles of 'Poorinda Rosy Morn' are pubescent but less so than in G. baueri while those of G. lavandulacea are glabrous for most of their length.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar is both frost and drought hardy. It flowers from spring through summer. 'Poorinda Rosy Morn' has been in cultivation since 1964.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart, 1966.
Perianth tube: red-purple group 58B.
Perianth limb: near white group 155B.
Style: red group 53D.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC047/069,ACRA69, CBG8116321/068882/068881
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 18 October 1984