Cultivars of hybrid origin

Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

Compact hardy shrub to 3 m tall. Flowers bright red, intermediate between those of the parents, 6-8 cm wide. Manipulated hybrid performed by Dr R.W. Boden between T. speciosissima (male) and T. mongaensi (female).

Telopea 'Dreaming'

Upright shrub 2-3 m tall with grey-green foliage. Heads of pink flowers in spring. Popular cut flower. A cross, T. mongaensis × T. speciosissima, but backcrossed with deep red T. speciosissima by Brian Fitzpatrick of Windsor, Vic, in the late 1980s.

Telopea 'Fire N Ice'

 Medium shrub 2-3 m tall. Foliage glossy and unusually sinuate. Flower heads deep red, globular with contrasting white stigma tips and outer rims of the floral tubes, giving the appearance of snow. Flowers late season. Parentage unknown. Bred by Roy Rother, Emerald, Vic, 1995, later given to Dr Graeme Downe, Endeavour Hills, Vic, and a plant donated to the George Tindale Memorial Gds, Sherbrooke.Valuable cut flower.

Telopea 'Shady Lady'

Large shrub to 3 m tall. Leaves broad. Flowers prolific, red; spring. Popular cut flower.a T. oreades × T. speciossima selection grown from seed obtained from a flower grower by Peter Mathews in the early 1970s.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Telopea R.Br.