Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Lyn Parry' was selected from a naturally occurring hybrid plant near Kariong, New South Wales. The cultivar is a hybrid between G. buxifolia >and G. sericea. The original material was selected about 1974. Cultivar first received by the Authority on 10 September 1979. The applicant is Mr Lyn Parry of 60 Holcombe Ave, Narara, 2251.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to ca. 1.3m tall by 1m across. The leaves are from 15mm to 35mm long, occasional silky hairs above and densely silky tomentose below. The leaves are lanceolate with an apiculate apex. The leaf margins are rolled under. The older branches have a very scattered covering of small, silky hairs while the younger branchlets are densely covered with rusty brown hairs. The peduncles and buds are covered in appressed silky hairs that are rusty reddish in colour. The perianth is approximately 6mm long and a dull pink in colour. The style is a dull red. The ovary and inside of the perianth are covered with dense, long, silky hairs. The flower racemes are terminal and umbel-like. The cultivar bears occasional flowers all year with the main flowering period being spring.
DIAGNOSIS: The hybrid origin of this cultivar is very obvious upon closer examination.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
style: red group 48A.
perianth lobe: red group 54C.
inside perianth and ovary: white group 155B.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar has been in a number of areas of Australia and has done well in various soil and climate conditions.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC184; ACRA002; CBG8305900
COMPARATIVE SPECIMENS: G. buxifolia CBG 7807709; G. sericea CBG 057389.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 18 November 1982