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Xerochrysum 'Pink Sunrise'

Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Pink Sunrise'

(Once known as Bracteantha 'Pink Sunrise', formerly Helichrysum 'Pink Sunrise'

ORIGIN: Xerochrysum 'Pink Sunrise' has been grown by Goldup Nurseries in Victoria since 1986. Its origin is unknown but it is a suspected Xerochrysum bracteatum (syn. Helichrysum bracteatum) cross. The cultivar was first received in April 1991. The applicant is Goldup Nurseries of Victoria.

DESCRIPTION: A dense perennial with a width of 60 cm and height of 30 cm. The pink buds open to cream with an orange centre.

DIAGNOSIS: Xerochrysum 'Pink Sunrise' is similar to Xerochrysum 'Diamond Head' but flower colour differs. Xerochrysum 'Diamond Head' is 0.2 m x 0.5 m with 3 cm flower heads held well above narrow green foliage; flowers yellow with an orange centre.

CULTIVATION NOTES: Long flowering time; very hardy fast growing perennial plant. Good for rockery or container growing. Flowers spring to autumn.

COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966

buds - tips of bracts: Greyed Red Group 182B

lower bracts: Greyed Yellow Group 160C

inner bracts of opened flower: Yellow Green Group 154C

flowers: Yellow Orange Group 23B

ACRA REFERENCES: ACC492; ACRA501; CBG9101934.

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992