Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN : Grevillea ‘Flame ‘n Beauty’ is a hybrid between Grevillea asparagoides and G. calliantha. It originated at Smart Grafts Nursery, Zalas Road, Stawell, Victoria. The name refers to the showy pink and orange flowers. The originator and applicant is Mr Stephen Smart, on behalf of the Grevillea Study Group. Received 9th December 1998.
DESCRIPTION: A dense spreading, shrub 0.6-1 m high 1.5-2 m wide. Branchlets ascending, round in cross-section, slender, densely white-velvety. Leaves 2-4.5 cm long, 1.5-4.5 cm wide, obovate in outline, secund, 3–5-sect, usually with trisect secondary division; primary leaf lobes 3-5, ultimate lobes 0.5-2 cm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, stiff, pungent, upper surface grey-green, texture leathery. Flowers: buds whitish-green, perianth pale yellow outside ageing white, the inner tepals reddish above the curve; the limb creamy-white; style and style-end red; pollen-presenter whitish-pink. The overall appearance of the flower is a peach colour aging to pink. Flowering occurs from May through to December.
DIAGNOSIS: G. asparagoides differs in its open, cylindrical inflorescences and perianths up to 5 mm wide and with a dense indumentum of glandular hairs. G. calliantha has leaves to 7.5 cm long with 5-7 lobes, longer floral bracts (>2 mm long) and perianths lacking glandular hairs. Flower colour is a blend of both parents.
Similar hybrids: Grevillea ‘Little Jessie’ which differs in its leaves lacking secondary division.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1995
Leaf: close to 189A
CULTIVATION : This cultivar is extremely tolerant of hot dry and cool wet conditions. Grafted and cutting grown plants flower freely in 6 inch (150mm) pots – an advantage for the nurseryman. It has been in cultivation for 13 years at Stawell.
REFERENCE: ACC752, ACRA698/696, CBG9913979
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 January 2006