Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Joyce' is said to be a hybrid between G. alpina and G. lavandulacea. The cross was made by Mr L Hodge in 1953.The cultivar was first received by the Authority in October 1963. Registration applied for by L Hodge of Corryong, Victoria.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to around .7m tall by up to .75m wide with medium dense grey green foliage. The leaves are ca. 10mm long by 2mm wide, glabrous on the upper surface and densley covered with hair on the lower surface. The leaf margins produced in sparse clusters, and the perianth tube is ca. 10mm long. They are deep pink in colour, grading to an ivory colour on the perianth limb. The styles are deep pink and ca. 20mm long. Flowering is from August to October.
DIAGNOSIS: The cultivar differs from its parents in having narrower leaves than G. alpina but wider than Victorian forms of G lavandulacea. The flower colour is similar to some forms of G. lavandulacea. The flower colour is similar to some forms of G. lavandulacea but markely different to G. alpina. Grevillea 'Poorinda Joyce" is a hybrid with the same parents as Grevillea 'Poorinda Rosy Morn' and Grevillea ' Poorinda Joyce' are slightly smaller in size than those of Grevillea 'Poorinda Joyce' differs from Grevillea 'Poorinda Tranquility by being smaller in total size and leaf size. The flowers are similar in both cultivars, however Grevillea 'Poorinda Joyce' is darker in colour.
CULTIVATION NOTES: A sunny well drained position in temperate climates is best for this cultivar. It is drought and frost hardy.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Code 1966
perianth tube: red group 52A
perianth limb: orange group 28D
style: red group 52A
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC058, CBG068893
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 October 1989