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Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'

ORIGIN: The plant was first noticed because it flowered prolifically and almost continuously. It has never set seed and all propagation has been by vegetative means (cuttings). They were first distributed in March 1968 to a number of nurserymen and all plants now available are progeny from these originial cuttings.

This cultivar has been under trial since 1963 and has proved itself to be stable in its growth habit, its floriferous nature and flower colour.

COLOUR COMPARISON (R.H.S. Colour Chart 1966)

Grevillea bipinnatifida

G.'Robyn Gordon'

G. banksii


1.2 cm long. Red 42B

1.3 cm long. Crimson 52A

1.5 cm long. Empire Rose 48C


3.7 cm long. Cardinal Red 53B

4 cm long. Cardinal Red 53C

4 cm long.Cardinal Red 53C

The cultivar was named 'Robyn Gordon’ in memory of a member of Mr David Gordon’s family who died tragically in 1969 at the age of 16.

A botanical specimen has been lodged at the Queensland Herbarium (BRI 16190).

NOTES:The viability of the pollen of G. banksii and G. bipinnatifida, and the hybrid have been tested at the Queensland Herbarium by examination in Lacto-phenol analine blue. The test showed the pollen of the first two is greater than 95% fertile and that of the cultivar is less than 1% fertile. G.banksii and G.bipinnatifida both produce copious pollen while the cultivar produces negligible amounts.

The above descrption has been previously published in Australian Plants Vol. 7, No. 59 pp 303-305, June 1974.