Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
NOTE: Received as A. 'Stan Haynes'.
ORIGIN: Anigozanthos 'Miniprolific' is the result of a manipulated cross between (A. humilis x A. bicolour) x A. flavidus. The cross was performed by Mr K R Oliver of Western Australia. The name was selected due to the small stature and prolific flowering nature of the hybrid. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in September 1980. Registration applied for by K R Oliver.
DESCRIPTION: The flowering stems are up to .5m tall with scattered grey green plumose hairs, increasing in density and becoming red and pale orange at the final division of the inflorescence. The flowers are many, in simple dichotomous racemes. The wool on the ovary is red with scattered black and dark red hairs becoming pale orange, some with red tips which give the rest of the tube a grey pink dusty appearance. The pedicels vary in colour from grey through pale orange to pink and are ca. 10mm long. The perianth tube is ca. 40mm long, glabrous inside with a few stellate tipped linear hairs immediately above the ovary. The perianth has four lobes ca. 8mm long. The outer pairs of floral tube lobes fail to separate, so that unlike either parent, there appears to be two single inner lobes and tow double outer lobes. Inside the hairs are grey to pale orange. The anthers are linear, longer than the filaments and the connective is tipped with a small gland like appendage. The ovules are more than 12 per locule.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar grows to midway between the 0.3m of A. bicolour and A. humilis and the 1 to 1.3m of A. flavidus. The colour of this cultivar is unlike any of its parents. Unlike that of its parents, the floral tube of Anigozanthos 'Miniprolific' divides into 4 lobes, two slightly larger than the others. It also flowers more prolifically than either parent.
CULTIVATION NOTES: The cultivar is unpalatable to snails and is one of those less susceptible to Ink Disease. It is semi hardy to drought and has an extended flowering season form July to November but plants often flower from as early as May to as late as January. Anigozanthos 'Miniprolific' has been in cultivation since 1971. It has also been known as Anigozanthos 'Stan Haynes'. Propagation should be by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
outside perianth: close to red purple group 59B but due to the varying density of hairs, the overall effect is close to red purple 57A.
inside perianth: yellow green group 145A.
anthers: yellow orange group 20A.
stems: overall colour close to yellow-green group 144A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC219; ACRA020; CBG8312959.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 October 1987