Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Enchantment' is said to be a seedling originating from Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie'. Cultivar received by the Authority: 21 October 1975. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: It is a tall and open shrub growing to a height of about 4m by 2-3m wide.The leaves are very deeply lobed and about 90mm long by about 45mm across the lobes. Individual lobes are pointed and narrow being 2-3mm wide. The upper leaf surface is shiny dark green while the underside is covered in short silky hairs. The leaf edges are rolled under.The flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are produced terminally on short branches and occasionally on the main stem opposite a leaf. The perianth is pale pink to purple and about 8mm long while the mauve styles are up to 25mm long.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs from its stated parent in its very much finer foliage and colour of styles. The number of lobes per leaf differs from about 22 for Grevillea 'Poorinda Enchantment', compared with about 14 lobes per leaf for Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie'. The lobes are about half the width of those of Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie'. Grevillea 'Poorinda Enchantment' has the same coloured perianths as Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' however the colour of the styles is significantly different. Grevillea 'Poorinda Enchantment' has mauve (which colour codes to a red-purple group) styles compared with rich yellow styles for Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie'.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart, 1966 edition.
Inner perianth tube: red-purple 72A.
Outer perianth tube: near greyed-purple 186C.
Style: red-purple 73C.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC078; CBG068669.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979