Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea'Poorinda Silver Sheen' is said to be a seedling of Grevillea hookeriana. Cultivar received by The Authority: 9th September 1976. Applicant Mr. L. Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: It is an upright shrub growing to a height of 2-3m with a spread of about 2m. The leaves are deeply lobed and about 90mm long by about 30mm wide. Individual lobes which end in a small point are about 4mm wide. The upper surface has fine grey hairs which give a silvery sheen, while the underside is grey being coverd with dense silky hairs. The flowers are of the "toohbrush" type and are borne in the leaf axils,. The deep red perianths are 5mm long while the prominent light orange styles are 25 mm long.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs from its stated parent in leaf shape and size and colour of style.The leaves are shorter, about 90mm long , compared with about 130mm for Grevillea hookeriana.The styles are light orange in colour compared with red for Grevillea hookeriana. Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' is also a seedling selection from Grevillea hookeriana. Grevillea 'Poorinda Silver Sheen' differs from Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie' in flower and style colour. Grevillea 'Poorinda Silver Sheen' has deep red perianths compared with maroon for Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie'. The styles vary in colour from pale orange for this cultivar compared with yellow for Grevillea 'Poorinda Blondie'. Grevillea 'Poorinda Gemini' is another seedling selection from Grevillea hookeriana. It differs from Grevillea 'Poorinda Silver Sheen' in size of plant and style colour. This cultivar grows to a height of up to 3m compared to height of only 1m for Grevillea 'Poorinda Gemini' and it has pale orange styles compared with pink for Grevillea 'Poorinda Gemini'.
COLOUR CODING: R.H.S. Colour Chart, 1966 Edition.
Outer perianth tube and limb: near red 54C.
Inner perianth tube and limb: red 53A.
Style: near orange 29A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC103, CBG8006498/068682
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979