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Anigozanthos 'Little Jewel'

ORIGIN: Anigozanthos 'Little Jewel’ is the result of a manipulated cross between A. onycis and A.flavidus. The cross was performed by Mr K R Oliver of Western Australia. This cultivar was first received by the Authority in September 1980. Registration applied for by Mr K R Oliver of Western Australia.

DESCRIPTION: This cultivar has branched inflorescences to 0.4m tall with scattered red plumose hairs increasing on the upper half. The flowers are in a simple terminal raceme with pedicles to about 7mm long. They are covered with dense plumose hairs which are dense on the ovary and upper side and a green- yellow on the lower side. The perianth tube is about 45mm long subtended by a swollen ovary. The tube is glabrous on the inside above the middle with scattered orange plumose hairs below. The perianth lobes are about 10mm long with the lower ones dividing more deeply. The lobes are covered with green-yellow plumose hairs on the inside. The anthers are bright yellow on green-yellow slightly shorter filaments, the connective tipped with a glandlike appendage. The ovules are more than 12 per locule.

DIAGNOSIS:

 

A. onycis

A. 'Little Jewel’

A. flavidus

Origin

W.A.

Cultivated hybrid

W.A.

Height

0.1m

0.2m

1m

Width

0.3-0.5m

?

1m

Flowering

Aug-Nov

Sept-Oct in W.A.

Oct-Feb

Leaves

2-10cm, glabrous Deciduous

Glossy green

Glabrous

Flower stems

15-30cm branched, woolly hairs.

0.4m red plumose

2m smooth, branched

Flowers

Tubular 5cm racemes of 5-9 flowers, woolly hairs, lobes spreading pale green to red

Branched stems, simple terminal raceme, pedicels 7mm long, dense plumose hairs, red on ovary and upper side, green-yellow below.

Tubular 3-4cm Hairy lobes not turned, back yellow-green,red, pink, yellow, green.

Cultivation

Well drained light to

Medium soils, partial or full sun.

Semi drought-hardy, least susceptible to ink disease.

Common, wide range of soils and climates. Moist, light to medium soil, partial or full sun. May be dam- aged by frost.

Propagation

Seed or division

Vegetative means

Seed or division

 

CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar is one of the least susceptible to ink disease and is semi- hardy to drought. It flowers from September to October in W.A. Cultivated since 1972. This cultivar must be propagated by tissue culture or other forms of vegetative propagation to retain the cultivar form.

COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966

Plumose hairs (ovary): near Red Group 46B

Perianth tube: Green Group 138

Filaments: Yellow-green Group145A

Anthers: near Yellow-orange Group 17C

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC222

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 11 October 1991