Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Lime-Light' is a naturally occuring form of G. rosmarinifolia selected by Mr. D.Jones of Montrose, Victoria in 1972 from an area of whipstick scrub about 32kms N.E. of Bendigo, Victoria. Cultivar received by the Authority on 30th June 1977. Applicant was Mr. D.L. Jones.
DESCRIPTION: It is an erect, sparse shrub growing to a height of up to 3m by 2.5m wide.The leaves are up to 20mm long by about 1mm wide.The leaf edges are tightly recurved. The flowers are borne in small clusters at the ends of short branches. Individual flowers are lime green and about 7mm long and the styles are 17mm long . The main flowering period is from April to September.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from other known forms of G.rosmarinifolia in its erect, sparse habit of growth and lime green flowers. It is outstanding in its production of masses of lime green flowers during the winter months. It is different from G. rosmarinifolia 'Lara Dwarf' in its erect habit and lime green flowers. G.rosmarinifolia 'Lara Dwarf' is prostrate and has creamy white, blushed pink flowers.
COLOUR CODING: R.H.S. Colour chart, 1966 edition.
perianth tube: green-yellow 1C
perianth limb: yellow-green 145C
as the flower ages : streaks of brown 200A appear
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC128, CBG7703572
NOTES: It is reported that this cultivar has grown well in all situations and soil types it has been tried in and is drought resistant as it comes from a 380mm rainfall area. It is also reported to be frost tolerant.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978