Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Poorinda Gemini' is said to be a seedling of Grevillea hookerana. Cultivar received by the Authority: 9th September, 1976. Applicant: Mr. L. Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: It is a small shrub growing to a height of about 1m. The leaves are deeply lobed and about 130mm long by about 45mm wide. Individual lobes are pointed and narrow being about 3mm wide. The upper surface is dark shiny green while the underside is covered with dense silky hairs. The deep red flowers are of the "toothbrush" type and are produced terminally on short branchlets and occasionally on the main stem opposite a leaf. The perianths are about 8mm long and the pink styles are 20mm long.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs from its stated parent in size of plant. Grevillea 'Poorinda Gemini' grows to a height of about 1m whereas Grevillea hookerana usually attains a height of approximately 2m. The difference in leaf size and flower colour are not significant.It differs from Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' which is also said to be a seedling selection of Grevillea hookerana in colour of styles.Grevillea 'Poorinda Gemini' has pink styles compared with red for Grevillea hookerana.
COLOUR CODING: R.H.S. Colour Chart 1966 edition.
Inner perianth tube: greyed-purple 187B. Style: red 55A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC102, CBG8006481
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979