Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: This cultivar is said to be a cross between a New South Wales form of Grevillea juniperina and a yellow flowered form of G. victoriae from Victoria.Cultivar received by the Authority: 21 April 1964. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: Leaves are glossy dark green on the upper surface densely covered with short white hairs on the underside. Each leaf is about 2-2.5cm long by about 5mm wide and is pungent. Leaf edges are rolled under. Flowers, apricot-pink, are borne in large terminal clusters. Perianth, tube and limb, measures about 7mm long. Style, a deeper pink than the flowers, is about 2cm long. It is said G. 'Poorinda Queen' can be expected to reach a height of about 4m.
DIAGNOSIS: The feature which distinguishes this cultivar from its parents is the apricot-pink flower colour. This cultivar resembles G. 'Poorinda Constance' but differs from it in having slightly smaller leaves. G. 'Poorinda Queen' has leaves which measure 2 - 2.5cm in length compared with G.'Poorinda Constance' which has leaves which measure 2.5 - 3cm in length. Flower colour is also different, G. 'Poorinda Queen'has apricot pink flowers compared with the red flowers of G. 'Poorinda Constance'. Similar also to G. 'Poorinda Leane'. Refer to description of that cultivar for differences.
COLOUR CODING: perianth tube: pink flower colour codes as red group 41D
perianth limb: greyed-orange group 166B
style: red group 48B
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC036, ACRA224/261, CBG8602341/8703945/8006491/037564
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 22 June 1977