Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Chamelaucium 'Newmarracarra' is a form of Chamelaucium uncinatum Schau. that originated on a sheep station north of Perth around the 1920's. It was brought into cultivation and popularized during the 1930's by the late George Wilson, a part owner of Wilson and John's Nursery at Cannington in Perth. The cultivar has been recognized in cultivation since that time. Cultivar first received by the Authority on 9 September 1977. Applicant: Mr George Lullfitz, PO Box 34 Wanneroo, WA.
DESCRIPTION: The cultivar is a robust shrub, growing vigorously to 2m tall with a spread of 2-3m. The newer stems are tinged pink, and the leaves are long, being between 30-40mm in length. This cultivar is an early flowering variety with large, full petals. The flower is rose pink with dark centres, though flower colour varies from when a flower has freshly opened to when it starts to wither with age. Thbe flower colour is blotched on the older flowers. The flowers measure ca. 22mm in diameter.
COLOUR CODE: RHS colour Chart 1966.
Freshly opened flower:
petal: white group 155D.
stamen collar: white group 155D.
centre: yellow green group 144C.
Mid aged flower:
petal: red purple group 69A.
stamen colour: red purple group 69A.
centre: red purple group 69A.
petal: near red purple group 70C.
stamen colour: red purple group 70C.
centre: red purple group 71A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC141, CBG7705478
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 18 October 1984