Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Thryptomene 'Mingenew' is a selection made from a wild population of Thryptomene saxicola near Mingenew, Western Australia. The selection was made by T L Blake. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in July 1980. Registration applied for by W and G Elliott of Montrose, Victoria.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar was selected for its larger, purple flowers. The flowers are up to 7mm diameter and are borne on longer pedicels than is normal. The flowering period is from March to October (in Melbourne) but some flowers can be found throughout the year. The shrub is of medium density, growing to ca. 0.5m tall by 1-2m wide. The branches are arching. In most respects it resembles the more usual form of the species.
DIAGNOSIS: T.'Mingenew' can be distinguished from T. saxicola by its slightly larger flowers which are the purple colour of the flowers.
CULTIVATION NOTES: The cultivation requirements are the same as for T. saxicola.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
petals: purple group 75A.
PREVIOUS PUBLICATION: "Colour Your Garden with Australian Plants" by G Elliott, published by Hyland House in 1984, page 46.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC205; ACRA047; CBG8405329; CBG 8004414.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 October 1989