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Pultenaea 'Pyalong Gold'

Pultenaea pedunculata 'Pyalong Gold'

ORIGIN: Pultenaea 'Pyalong Gold' is a selection made from a wild population of Pultenaea pedunculata, 3km north of Pyalong on Northern Highway, Victoria. It was selected by Mrs Peg McAllister of Montrose, Victoria. Cultivar first received by Authority on 2 November 1982. The applicants are W.R. and G.M. Elliott of 377 Cambridge Road, Montrose 3765.

DESCRIPTION: This cultivar is a colour form of Pultenaea pedunculata Hook. It is a dense prostrate shrub that grows to 2m wide, and is very floriferous. The flowers are ca.1cm across and appear in spring. All other details for the cultivar are as for P. pedunculata.

DIAGNOSIS: Pultenaea 'Pyalong Gold' is readily distinguished from the usual P. pedunculata by its flower colour which is pure yellow with a small patch of red around the base of the keel and standard of the flowers.

OTHER NOTES: Although forms close to this one are known from previous wild collections, it is uncommon and its bright yellow flowers make it more conspicuous than the more common forms of P. pedunculata. This cultivar is relatively drought hardy and is frost resistant to at least -4° C. The cultivar was first selected and introduced to cultivation in October 1977.

COMPARATIVE SPECIMEN: Pultenaea pedunculata Hook. CBG 8311008; CBG 002505

COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966

Flowers close to yellow-orange group 17A.

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC283, CBG8205754

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 18 October 1984