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Grevillea 'Sunset Splendour'

NOTE: Trademarked as Grevillea 'Sunset Bronze'

ORIGIN: Neilsen’s Native Nursery, Loganholme, QLD, from a private garden in S E Queensland. The parents are thought to be a seedling of G. ‘Honey Gem’and the north Queensland form of G. pteridiifolia

DESCRIPTION: Shrub 3-4m tall, spreading to 2-3 m. Flowering is almost throughout the year. The flowers are deep burnt orange in colour. The foliage open and is grey-green in colour. Leaves are pinnately divided into c.10-18 linear lanceolate sub-opposite lobes c.2-4 mm wide, 60-110mm long; overall leaf length c.23-30 cm; upper surface dull green with a more or less sparse covering of appressed white hairs; lower surface with an indumentum of dense white appressed hairs. Flowers occur in terminal, crowded cylindrical inflorescences c.9-16 cm long; perianth c.11-12mm long, 3-4 mm wide, outer surface with an open indumentum of wavy white hairs, inner surface smooth and glabrous; limb bright yellow with similar indumentum to perianth. Pistil 33-36 mm long; ovary sessile, covered in dense white semi-appressed hairs; nectary prominent, bright yellow, with a margin of deeply incised triangular lobes; style glabrous, shortly curved above the small pollen presenter

DIAGNOSIS: The colour of the inflorescence is unique, being a distinct burnt orange.

CULTIVATION: Only suitable for warm climates. Drought hardiness is medium to low.

COLOUR CODE: (RHS 1995)

Style: 168A (greyed orange)

Stigma: 7A (yellow)

Perianth: mainly 168D (greyed orange) grading to 46A (red)

Receptacle: 194B (greyed green)

Leaf upper surface: close to 139A (green)

Leaf lower surface: close to 192B (greyed green)

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC702; ACRA680; CBG9809040

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 January 2007