Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
Origin: Correa 'Pink Frost' originated from a plant from Wittunga Botanic Gardens but the origin of that plant is unknown. It is thought to be a hybrid betweenC. aemula and C. pulchella which is fairly rare in cultivation. The name has been selected because of the cool pink in the corolla giving an impression of frosting. Specimen received 2 nd May 2000. Applicant: Correa Study Group, Armadale.
Description: Low shrub to c. 0.4 m x 0.4 m with a moderately dense habit. Leaves dark-green, scabrous, cordate, 24 mm x 15 mm. Corolla cylindrical 23 mm x 5 mm, rose pink. Corolla splits almost to calyx with age, giving impression of a flared bell. Corolla tips strongly reflexed. Flowering is from May to September in most districts with peak flowering in August.
Diagnosis: Similar to C. aemula in leaf shape and surface characteristics, slender pedicels, calyx with acuminate lobes and splitting corolla. Similar to C. pulchella in flower colour, uniformity of colour on corolla and strongly reflexed petal tips. This hybrid is unusual and is not similar to any other registered cultivars.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1995
Corolla: Red–Purple Group 61D
Mature leaves: Green Group 137A
Cultivation: This cultivar is fast-growing in cultivation and is very hardy, withstanding frost and drought. The small shrub has a delicate lush appearance and is quite ornamental. It attracts birds and responds well to tip-pruning. It is suitable for tub-planting as well as foreground planting in garden beds.
REFERENCE SPECIMEN: ACC 851, ACRA 818, CBG 617148
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 January 2006