Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Crowea 'Pink Blush' arose as a seedling at Bindelong Nursery, Wandin North, Victoria. The seedling came up underneath a plant of Crowea exalata x C. saligna, though whether the parent plant was a named cultivar is not known. The name refers to the pinkish tinge of the flowers as they age. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in June 1988. Registration applied for by Bindelong Nursery, Wandin North, Victoria.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to ca. 1m tall by 1.2m in width. The pink flower buds open white and tinge pink as they age. The flowering season is from November to June.
DIAGNOSIS: Other Crowea cultivars are quite distinct from this form. Crowea 'Festival' has deep pink flowers, as does Crowea 'Coopers Hybrid'. Crowea 'Poorinda Ecstasy' has pale pink flowers. The characteristic difference between the above cultivars and Crowea 'Pink Blush' is that the latter has pale pink flowers. The characteristic difference between the above cultivars and Crowea 'Pink Blush' is that the latter has flowers that open white and tinge pink as they age.
CULTIVATION NOTES: Crowea 'Pink Blush' requires the same conditions in cultivation as Crowea exalata. The cultivar must be grown by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
buds: red purple group 62C
petals: white group 155C
aged flowers (top of petal): red group 30D
aged flowers (spotting under petal):red group 55D
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC431, ACRA280, CBG8801139
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 11 October 1991