Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Chamelaucium 'University' is a form of Chamelaucium uncinatum Schau. originally selected from plants growing at the University of Western Australia by the late Oliver J Dowell. It has been grown commonly in cultivation since the early 1960's. The cultivar was received by the Authority on 9 September 1977. The applicant is Mr George Lullfitz of Wanneroo, Perth.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar is a low growing form of Chamelaucium uncinatum. It has an open habit and sparse, woody branches. Although flowering is less prolific than on most forms the individual flowers are a spectacular colour, opening deep pink and darkening with age to a deep purple. The flowers are ca. 20mm in diameter with average to large petals.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
Freshly opened flower:
petals: near purple group 75A.
staminal collar: white group 155D but stamens distinctly deep pink.
centre: greyed green group 194B.
Middle aged flower:
petals: purple violet froup 80A.
staminal collar: white group 155 D blushed deep pink.
centre: near red purple group 71A.
petals: red purple group 71A.
staminal collar: red purple group 71A.
centre: purple group 79A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC143, CBG7705483
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 18 November 1982