Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN : The origin is unknown and was acquired as a donated cutting. The name refers to the Hunter region of NSW where this cultivar grows particularly well. Applicant: Heather Clarke on behalf of the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens in August, 1998.
DESCRIPTION: Grevillea 'Hunter Beauty' is a prostrate shrub to 0.3m, spreading to 4m. Flowering is between August and September. The perianth is fawn/bright pink (limb brown, tip of styles green) and approximately 55mm long. The dense foliage is deep green but with bright red new growth.
DIAGNOSIS: G. 'Hunter Beauty' appears to be prostrate maybe a hybrid between G. asplenifolia and G. laurifolia as it has characteristics of both these species.
CULTIVATION: Shade tolerant, moderately drought hardy and chilling resistant but not frost tolerant. May suffer heat stress above 35C. It is hardier than G. laurifolia. Suitable for banks and rockeries. Easily propagated from cuttings.
COLOUR CODE: RHS 1995
Style 64A red-purple
Stigma 144A yellow-green
Perianth 165B greyed-orange
Leaf upper surface 137A green
Leaf lower surface close to 191C greyed green
REFERENCE SPECIMEN : HRBG Accession No. 940481, ACC701, ACRA679, CBG9809039.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 8 February 2007