Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Vivacity' is said to be a hybrid between Grevillea speciosa and a large leafed form of Grevillea oleoides from Hotham Heights in Victoria.Cultivar received by the Authority: 7 April 1964. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: It is a small shrub growing to a height of about 1m with an equal spread. The leaves are entire with a small point. Each leaf is about 30mm long and about 8mm wide. The upper leaf surface is grey-green and faintly hairy with prominent veins while the underside is grey being covered with dense silky hairs. The flowers are formed into clusters and are borne terminally and in leaf axils. The perianths are deep rose in colour and up to 12mm long. The red styles are up to 30mm long. The flowers are said to be sterile.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs from its stated parents in habit and leaf shape. Grevillea 'Poorinda Vivacity' does not grow as tall as Grevillea oleoides. It also has a denser habit. The leaves are larger and have more hairs on both sides than Grevillea speciosa, however they are not as long as those of the large leafed form of Grevillea oleoides.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
Perianth tube and limb: red 50A.
Style: red 45B.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC050, CBG068685/8006502
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979