Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Tyalge Glow' arose as a seedling beneath G. 'Poorinda Firebird' and is suspected as being a hybrid with G. speciosa and G.'Poorinda Firebird' as the parents. It originated in the garden of Mrs A. Smith, Tyalge Native Garden, Tynong North, Victoria, and is named for the garden where it grew and the bright "glow" of the flowers. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in August 1990. Registration applied for by Mrs A. Smith, Tynong North, Victoria
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to a shrub 1.3m X 1m. Leaves are approximately 25mm long and 5mm wide with a sharp tip, thickened recurved margins, glabrous above except for young leaves which have some silky hairs at the base and with a covering of appressed silky hairs below; the stems are grey hairy; the flowers are in spider like racemes approximately 60mm across, terminal on short branches; the perianth is red covered with white and pale brown hairs on the outside, silky hairy within; pedicels are covered with brown hairs; the perianth segments are recurved; the style is approximately 30mm long, dark red, glabrous.
Grevillea speciosa: Shrub 1-3m tall X 1-2.5m wide; leaves 10-50mm X 8mm on a short petiole becoming glabrous above, silky hairy below, apex with a small point; racemes to 70mm across, flowers pink to deep red, hairy outside, segments recurved, style to 30mm long, pink to deep red in colour; main flowering time is winter and spring.
Grevillea 'Tyalge Glow': Shrub 1.3m X 1m; leaves 25mm X 5mm, on a short petiole, becoming glabrous above, silky hairy below, apex with a pungent point; racemes to 60mm across, flowers red, hairy outside, segments recurved; style to 30mm long, deep red in colour; flowering time is winter and spring.
Grevillea 'Poorinda Firebird': Shrub 2-3m X 2-4m; leaves 30mm X 2-4mm, sessile, young growth silky hairy above, silky hairy below, apex with a pungent point; racemes to 40mm across; flowers scarlet, hairy outside, segments recurved; style 25mm long, scarlet in colour; flowering time is winter to summer.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar is said to tolerate a range of conditions and to have high drought tolerance. Propagation must be by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
style/stigma: Red Group 45A
perianth tube: Red Group 43D
perianth tube (turned back edge):Red Group 46D
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC460, ACRA457, CBG9002618
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 19 October 1992