Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Originally purchased by the applicant approximately 30 years ago and consequently discovered to be incorrectly labelled as Grevillea ‘Poorinda Hula’. Applicants Carol and Brian Roach on behalf of the Grevillea Study Group. Grevillea ‘Honey Jo’ is named in honour of their daughter Johanna Roach.
DESCRIPTION: A moderately dense, compact medium shrub 2 metres high by 1.5 metres wide. Leaves linear, up to 50mm long by 3mm wide, apex acute, light green above. Flowers 25mm in diameter, grading from deep pink at base to light pink, occur prolifically from September to April, strongly perfumed.
DIAGNOSIS: Thought to be hybrid between Grevillea sericea and G. linearifolia. The flowers are appear to be superficially similar to G. sericea however this species does not have a strong perfume. The main feature of G. ‘Honey Jo’ is the strong perfume.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1995
Leaves upper surface: Green Group 146a
Flowers: Red Group grading from base 186b to 186d
CULTIVATION: Has been in cultivationfor over 20 years. Suitable for most well drained soils in full sun or dappled shade. Drought and frost hardy. Bird and insect attractant.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 1 January 2009