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
Leucospermum flowers are commonly called ‘pincushions’ on account of their rounded, symmetrical flower heads, which have masses of styles, or ‘pins’, sticking outwards.
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
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
Banksia coccinea has short, cylindrical flower heads, vivid red to orange.
The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
Myrtle rust was first detected in Queensland in December 2010. It is a serious fungal disease and part of the eucalyptus/guava rust complex. This group of pathogens affects plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including Australian natives like bottle brush (Callistemon spp.), … Continued
Australian wildflowers in China appear to be novel items which attract much attention among the people who see them and may be recognised by others as an opportunity to add a new element in their floral work. In Japan, Australian … Continued
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
In the last issue, wildflower grower and WildFlowers Australia Vice-President Ben McInnes talked about the establishment and longevity of his family business, Brushtop Farm in New South Wales. In this next instalment, Ben discusses some of the issues and challenges facing the … Continued