Corynanthera flava is a unique species indigenous to Western Australia and is a highly sought flower, valued for its long whispery racemes of small golden yellow flowers which flower in time for Christmas. Corynanthera flava is predominantly bush picked with on average 150,000 stems sold annually. Development of methods for cultivation of this new wildflower offers the opportunity for marketing a regular supply of product of consistent quality. The project has worked on a complete package; including selection, propagation, field production systems and postharvest handling methods. There is considered sufficient information for development of a cut flower industry using both cultivated and bush managed stands of Corynanthera flava and therefore the objective of the project has largely been achieved.
Published November 2001