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Banksia ericifolia 'Golden Girl'

Banksia 'Golden Girl'

ACC 1346

APPLICANT:Rod & Robyn Parsons

FAMILY: Proteaceae

ORIGIN: This selection was chosen due to its flower colour from a garden plant raised by seed.

DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERS: The foliage of 'Golden Girl' is a more blue-grey than most ericifolia forms, the often hidden flowers are large, squat and golden yellow. Very erect and ascending foliage habit.

COMPARATOR/S: Banksia ericifolia 'Red Rover' has smaller leaves and red flowers.

HABIT DESCRIPTION:

Fairly dense, medium shrub
Size 1.5m to 1.8mH x 1.5mW
Flower Colour: Golden yellow
Flower Size: to 200mm x 120mm diameter
Flowering time: April-Sep
Leaves (foliage colour and size): Blue-Green 2mm x 15mm long

COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1995

Flowers: middle ca 18A
Base: variable 175B
Leaves: 139A

FROSR HARDINESS: Medium

DROUGHT HARDINESS: Medium

YEARS IN CULTIVATION: The cultivar has been tested since introduction in 2003 to various nurseries thoughout Australia

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 5th November, 2010