Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
(Once known as Bracteantha 'Pink Sunrise', formerly Helichrysum 'Pink Sunrise'
ORIGIN: Xerochrysum 'Pink Sunrise' has been grown by Goldup Nurseries in Victoria since 1986. Its origin is unknown but it is a suspected Xerochrysum bracteatum (syn. Helichrysum bracteatum) cross. The cultivar was first received in April 1991. The applicant is Goldup Nurseries of Victoria.
DESCRIPTION: A dense perennial with a width of 60 cm and height of 30 cm. The pink buds open to cream with an orange centre.
DIAGNOSIS: Xerochrysum 'Pink Sunrise' is similar to Xerochrysum 'Diamond Head' but flower colour differs. Xerochrysum 'Diamond Head' is 0.2 m x 0.5 m with 3 cm flower heads held well above narrow green foliage; flowers yellow with an orange centre.
CULTIVATION NOTES: Long flowering time; very hardy fast growing perennial plant. Good for rockery or container growing. Flowers spring to autumn.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
buds - tips of bracts: Greyed Red Group 182B
lower bracts: Greyed Yellow Group 160C
inner bracts of opened flower: Yellow Green Group 154C
flowers: Yellow Orange Group 23B
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC492; ACRA501; CBG9101934.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992