Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Correa 'Pink Mist' was selected for its compact habit and flower colour. It came from a wild population of Correa pulchella on the southern Yorke Peninsula and was selected by G R O'Brien of Tea Tree Gully. The cultivar was propagated by Anstey Park Nursery in South Australia. The name refers to the light pink colour of the flowers. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in March 1987. Registration applied for by Anstey Park Nursery in South Australia.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar is a compact shrub to 0.75m tall by 1m wide. The leaves are grey green in colour but paler beneath. They are elliptical in shape and vary considerably in size, the larger leaves reaching 20mm long by 13mm across. The flowers are tubular, mid-pink in colour and 25mm long by 10mm diameter. The main flowering season is from May to July.
DIAGNOSIS: Correa 'Pink Mist' differs from the more usual form of C. pulchella by its very pale pink flower colour. It could possibly be confused with Correa 'Dusky Bells' (C. pulchella x C. reflexa). Correa 'Dusky Bells' has carmine pink flowers which are more concealed by the foliage than in C. 'Pink Mist'.
CULTIVATION NOTES: Being a selection of C. pulchella, this cultivar requires the same cultural conditions ie. moist well drained soil in full to half sun position. The cultivar is frost hardy and even though it does best in moist soils it is drought tolerant.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
perianth: red group 48D
anther: greyed orange group 163B
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC392, ACRA245, CBG8701472.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 October 1989