Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
Originally registered as Grevillea 'Austraflora Pendant Clusters'
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Pendant Clusters' is said to be a hybrid between Grevillea chrysophaea and Grevillea baueri. It occurred spontaneously at Austraflora Nurseries at Montrose, Victoria in about 1973. Cultivar received by the Authority 31 August 1977. Applicant: Molyneux Nurseries Pty Ltd.
DESCRIPTION: It is an open growing plant reaching a height of about 2m by about 1.5m wide.The leaves are pointed, up to 35mm long by up to 6mm wide. The upper surface is green and somewhat rough to touch while the underside is covered in dense silky hairs. The leaf edges are rolled under. The flowers are gouped in pendant clusters. Individual flowers are yellow-cream and about 9mm long while the deep red styles are about 20mm long. The old flowers turn black. It is reported that the plant flowers throughout the year.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from its stated parents in its pendant clusters. It is also taller than is usual for Grevillea chrysophaea. The older flowers turn black which is not the case with flowers of Grevillea chrysophaea. It is different form Grevillea baueri in flower colour. This cultivar has yellow flowers compared with red for Grevillea baueri.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966 edition.
perianth tube and limb: near yellow 9C.
perianth tube sometimes blushed with red-purple 59C.
old flowers: black 202A.
style: red-purple 59C.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC133, CBG8006364
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979