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Grevillea 'Parfait Creme'

ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Parfait Creme' is a manipulated hybrid between Grevillea 'Pink Parfait' (female) and Grevillea hodgei (male). The latter species was previously known as Grevillea 'Coochin Hills'. The cross was made by Mr G Versace in 1983. The name alludes to the female parent and the flower colour of the cultivar. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in August 1986. Registration applied for by Mr G Versace of Townsville, Qld.

DESCRIPTION: This cultivar is an open to medium dense bush up to 3.5m tall by 3m wide. The leaves are very similar to those of G. whiteana. The main flowering season is spring and autumn though some flowers are found over most of the year.

DIAGNOSIS: Grevillea 'Parfait Creme' differs from Grevillea 'Pink Parfait' in the colour of the flowers. It is very similar to G. whiteana but differs in the following ways:

G. whiteana

G. 'Parfait Creme'

flowers white/cream

flowers cream-yellow/caramel

pollen presenter yellow

pollen presenter greenish

branch wood pale to fawn

branch wood reddish brown

foliage greyish

foliage greenish

hairs on perianth creamy

hairs on perianth rusty

Flowering is more prolific than either of its parents.

CULTIVATION NOTES: The cultivar is drought hardy. Frost tolerance has not been fully tested. The cultivar must be grown by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.

COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966

style: Yellow-Green Group 154D

perianth lobe: Yellow-Green Group 154D

pollen presenter: Green-Yellow Group 1A

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC383; ACRA226/298; CBG8602664/8802469.

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 December 1994