Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Pink Star' is a hybrid that arose in cultivation at the ANBG, Canberra. One of the parents is Grevillea baueri and the other parent is uncertain. Applicant was ANBG, Canberra.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to a height of 2m with a spread of 2m. Leaves are crowded and scattered around the stems. They are glossy green on top and pale beneath. The leaf margins are recurved downwards. Mature leaves are more or less 15mm long by 3mm wide. Leaves on the lateral branches are smaller and more crowded, more or less 10mm in length. Flowers are borne terminally on the short lateral branches in short racemes. Perianth segments are pink and cream and the styles are pink and silky hairy. The flowers are more or less 25mm long and 5mm wide at the widest point. The cultivar is very floriferous, the main season being spring, with odd flowers being found all year round.
DIAGNOSIS: The cultivar is distinguished from Grevillea baueri in that its leaves are much narrower and the leaf margins are recurved. Grevillea baueri is generally a more compact shrub than Grevillea 'Pink Star
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966 edition.
perianth: red group 54A.
limb: yellow group 4C.
style: red group 53CB.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC179, CBG8006374/8006375
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 21 March 1980