Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Anigozanthos 'Rogue Radiance' is a hybrid between (A. manglesii x A. rufus) x A. flavidus. The cross was performed by Mr K Oliver of Western Australia. The origin of the name is obscure. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in Decenber 1983. Registration applied for by the Perth Zoo Social Club, South Perth, Western Australia.
DESCRIPTION: Stems to 1.75m tall, glabrous with a few scattered plumose hairs becoming very dense on the terminal division of the inflorescence. Flowers in a simple branched terminal raceme, on pedicels ca. 8mm long, plumose wool very dense and red, except buds more yellow towards the base. Perianth tube to ca. 2cm long, usually closed, sometimes partially open, with a few silvery plumose hairs extending from inside the lobes; lobes mostly fused, occasionally split for ca. 6mm, plumose woolly on the inside. Anthers much shorter than flattened plumose hairs, the connective tipped with a reduced gland like appendage. Ovules more than 8 per locule. Flowers occur in November in Western Australia.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs from A. flavidus in having shorter and broader corolla tubes which only partially open. There is slightly less branching, the branches are shorter and carry fewer flowers per branch. The leaves are slightly broader than A. flavidus and shorter but about the same colour and tend to be evergreen if the plants are well watered. It differs from A. manglesii in having a shorter corolla tube which is narrower, different flower arrangement on the flowering branch and the anthers are arranged in a part circle, where they are fairly straight across in A. manglesii. Anigozanthos 'Rogue Radiance' differs from A. rufus in having a shorter corolla tube. The flower colour is very similar to A. rufus but there are fewer flowers on shorter branches. The flowering stems are green with a slight tinge of red right at the top of the stem, in A. rufus most of the stem is red. Two other cultivars exist from this same cross of parents. They are Anigozanthos 'Hickman's Delight' and Anigozanthos 'Sue Dixon'. A. 'Rogue Radiance' has smaller flowers than either of the two other cultivars.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar will grow in conditions similar to those required by A. flavidus. Propagation must be by vegetative means or tissue culture to preserve the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
perianth tube: close to Red Group 45A
leaves: Green Group 137A
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC317, ACRA035, CBG8316477
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 11 October 1991