Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Kunzea 'Badja Carpet' is a naturally occuring form of a species from Mount Badja in S E New South Wales. The species has some affinity toKunzea capitata and was brought into cultivation at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra in 1974. Cultivar received by the Authority 17 November 1977. Applicant: ANBG, Canberra.
DESCRIPTION: It is a dense prostrate plant spreading up to 4m and reaching a height of 600mm. The dark green leaves are small being up to 7mm long by 3mm wide. New stems are dark red in colour. The white flowers are produced terminally in small clusters on short branchlets. New growth originates from the centre of the flower cluster.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different form the known normal forms of Kunzea capitata in its prostrate habit and white flowers. Kunzea capitata is usually an erect or rounded shrub to1.5m in height with mauve flowers.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
petals and filaments: white 155B.
anthers: yellow 9C.
new stems: dark red colour
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC167, CBG8006504
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979