Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Chatsworth Lorran' is said to be a hybrid involving G. thelemanniana and arose as a seedling in the garden of Mr Anthony Cini. The name is a combination of a suburb of Gympie, Queensland and the beginning of the personal names of the applicant and his wife. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in August 1990. Applicant Mr A. Cini, Chatsworth, Queensland.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar develops into a compact upright shrub to 1.5m by 1m. Leaves are approximately 50mm long, glossy dark green or slightly glaucus above, densely covered beneath with silky appressed hairs. Juvenile leaves are a lighter grey green in appearance and have a light covering of whitish and brown hairs above; leaf tips are lightly bronze tinged. The leaf margins are recurved and the leaf tip has a short, blunt point. The midrib is quite prominent beneath. Flowers are axillary or terminal on short branchlets, in spider-like racemes to 30mm diameter.. The perianth is a pale peach colour fading to cream near the tip and has a sparse covering of white hairs outside but is silky hairy within; The styleis up to 20mm long, bright pink with a yellowish tip, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs. Pedicels are light green in colour sparsely covered with white hairs.
G. thelemanniana: spreading prostrate or small shrub 0.3-2m by 1.5-4m; leaves to 35mm long, entire or with 3-4 lobes, covered with fawn coloured hairs below; racemes terminal on short branches, to 40mm long forming spidery clusters oif flowers; flowers pinkish red, pale to cream near the tip, glabrous on the outside, silky hairs inside; style red with agreen tip, glabrous, 25mm long; flowering time late winter to spring.
Grevillea 'Chatsworth Lorran': Upright shrub 1.5m by 1m; leaves to 50mm long, entire or pinnate with up to five lobes (normally 3), appressed silky hairs below; racemes terminal on short branches, to 30mm long forming spidery clusters of flowers; flowers pale peach paling to cream near the tip, glabrous or with scattered hairs outside, silky hairs inside; style bright pink with a yellow tip, glabrous or nearly so, 20mm long; flowering time winter to early spring.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar is said to have medium tolerance to drought and medium frost tolerance. Propagation must be by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODES: RHS colour Chart 1966
style: Red Group 54A
stigma: Yellow Group 10D
perianth tube: Red Group 55A shading to Grey Group
201A at the top near the anthers
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC467, ACRA472, CBG9008052
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992