Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' is said to be a seedling resulting from Grevillea hookerana. Cultivar received by the Authority on 21 October 1975 from Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: It is a large shrub growing to a height of about 4m by 5m wide. The leaves are long and narrow and very deeply lobed. Each lobe is pungent. The average number of lobes per leaf on the specimen examined is 14. The leaves are about 120mm long and up to 40mm wide across the lobes. Occasionally entire leaves are produced. New foliage exhibits an attractive bronze colour whilst older foliage is dark green on the upper surface and grey on the underside with a dense covering of silky hairs. The flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are borne terminally on short branchlets. The perianth is about 8mm long and is covered with dense hairs. The prominent yellow styles are about 20mm long.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from its stated parent in leaf shape and colour of styles. Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' has wider, about 4mm and shorter, about 10mm, lobes than Grevillea hookerana, which had on the specimen examined, lobes 2mm wide and up to 40mm long. This cultivar has yellow styles compared with red for Grevillea hookerana. Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' is different from Grevillea 'Poorinda Beulah' in number of lobes per leaf and colour of styles. This cultivar has an average of 14 lobes per leaf compared with a average of 3 for Grevillea 'Poorinda Beulah' and has yellow styles compared with pink for Grevillea 'Poorinda Beulah'. The perianth colour is the same.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
Inner perianth tube: greyed-purple 187D.
Outer perianth tube: near greyed-purple 186C.
Style: near yellow-orange 21C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC080; CBG068665.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 28 May 1978