Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: This cultivar is said to be a cross between a New South Wales form of Grevillea juniperina and G. alpina. Cultivar received by the Authority: undated specimen received prior to 1972, first dated specimen received 21 October 1975. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: This plant will grow to a height of about 2m, however a tendency to produce long straggly branches has been noted. Leaves are smooth and grey-green on upper surface being very densely covered in silky hairs on the underside. Stems are covered wtih silky hairs. Each leaf is about 1.5cm long by about 3mm wide and pungent.
DIAGNOSIS: Flowers, red grading to yellow towards the limb, borne in very dense clusters. Individual flowers are 1cm long, styles deep pink, are between 1.8 - 2cm long. The flowers are said to be sterile. This cultivar can be distinguished from its parents in that the flower clusters are more dense than either of its parents, and these clusters tend to be more spread out along the branches.
G.'Poorinda Beauty' is of the same cross as G. 'Poorinda Splendour' and G. 'Poorinda Wonder', however it is not known whether the same forms of the respective species were used. This cultivar differs from both G. 'Poorinda Splendour' and G. 'Poorinda Wonder' in leaf size. Leaves of this cultivar are about 1.5cm long compared with 2 - 3cm leaves for both G. 'Poorinda Splendour' and G. 'Poorinda Wonder'. Flower colour is only different in that the colour of the perianth tube is a clear bright yellow compared to the duller colour of both G.'Poorinda Splendour' and G. 'Poorinda Wonder'.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966
perianth tube: red group 45C
perianth limb: near yellow-orange group 23B
style: red group 53C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC063, CBG068663/8006417
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 22 June 1977