Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Elegance' is said to be a hybrid between a New South Wales form of G. juniperina and G. alpina x G. obtusiflora. Cultivar received by the Authority: 23 October 1963. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: Leaves are a bright shiny green on upper surface, but covered with dense silky hairs on underside. Each leaf is up to about 4cm long and about 4-6mm wide and pungent. The edges are slightly rolled under. Flowers are yellow with contrasting bright pink style, are produced in loose heads on the ends of short branches. Short leaf-like bracts are usually seen within each flower head. Individual flowers, yellow about 1.2cm long while the bright pink styles are about 2.2cm long. Flowers are said to be sterile.
NOTE: This cultivar can be expected to grow to a height of about 1.5m by about 2m wide.
DIAGNOSIS: The flower colours of yellow and bright pink distinguish this cultivar from its assumed parents.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966
perianth tube and limb: near yellow-orange group 20A.
style: red group 52A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC062, CBG8006475/8006630/8006476/8006477
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 17 May 1977