Micro-propagation of the Gymea Lily

Micro-propagation of the Gymea Lily

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of micropropagation protocols to assist in the early maturation and potential precocious flowering of Doryanthes excelsa. This has implications for commercial cutflower production as it is reported to take 10 years … Continued
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued
Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

This report details the development of a high yielding year-round flowering clone of flannel flower in terms of propagation protocols, cultural requirements and post-harvest recommendations. A new greenhouse industry of Australian native cut flower production has already been instigated as a result … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

Banksia baxteri is a major Banksia  species grown for the cut-flower market. Its squat, domed, greenish yellow  flower heads are held on the ends of strong woody stems. Each brush-like flower head is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers or … Continued