Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Kingaroy Slippers' is said to be a mutation of G. banksii. At two and a half years of age the plant was approximately 2m high by about 1.5m wide. Cultivar received by the Authority 7 April1977. Applicant: Kingaroy Shire Council, Queensland.
DESCRIPTION: The leaves are the same as G. banksii. The flowers are borne in the normal terminal inflorescences for G. banksii. Individual florets are pink and about 15mm long and the dark pink styles are about 40mm long. It flowers throughout the year with a main flowering period during summer.
DIAGNOSIS: The cultivar is different form other known normal forms of G. banksii in that as the anther unfurls, instead of the limb releasing the stigma and the perianth splitting so the anther can be released, the perianth tube breaks away from just below the ovary, and still being attached at the limb and stigma, is carried away form its normal position. Self pollination occurs as fertile seed is produced.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
perianth tube: red-purple 63C.
perianth limb: near yellow-orange 16B.
style: red-purple 63A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC115, CBG8006365
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978