Banksia 'Waite Crimson'
|Banksia 'Waite Crimson'|
|Origin||Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide, South Australia|
It was bred in 1989 from an open pollination seedling of B. coccinea at Blewitt Springs in South Australia, during a breeding program conducted by Dr Margaret Sedgley of the Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute of the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia. Three years later it was registered as a variety by Luminis Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the university; the registration was granted on 18 November 1992, but terminated on 1 August 2007
It is claimed to be distinguishable in the lateness of its flowering season (September to December, peaking in October, contrasting to July to December, peaking in August for the species coccinea in general), with a slightly shorter, squatter inflorescence.
- Sedgely, Margaret (1996). "Banksia, Family Proteaceae". In Krystyna A. Johnson and Margaret Burchett (eds). Native Australian Plants: Horticulture and Uses. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. pp. 18–35. ISBN 0-86840-159-5.
- "'Waite Crimson' (summary)". Plant Breeders Rights Database. Retrieved 2 March 2010.[dead link]
- "'Waite Crimson' (full)". Plant Breeders Rights Database. Retrieved 2 March 2010.[dead link]