Ixodia achillaeoides is a wildflower crop which has been bush harvested for many years and cultivated increasingly over the past 20 years. The main objective of this program was to increase the production levels of Ixodia daisy for export markets by overcoming … Continued
Pearlflowers are a relatively new type of waxflower. They have been given this name to distinguish them from other waxflowers because they are feature flowers in their own right, in contrast to the longer-established cultivars, which are used as feature fillers. The shiny, large, red … Continued
Kangaroo paws are marketed on both the domestic and overseas markets, especially Japan. Strong competition from lower-cost producers in Israel, Japan, the USA, South America and South Africa has reduced Australian market share. ‘Big Red’ is a tall cultivar, available early in the … Continued
The report describes biochemical, tissue type and temporal (time) nature of scent (volatiles) emissions from native Australian Ptilotus nobilis Passion and Purity flowers. It also reports on the desirability of Ptilotus nobilis Passion scent to consumers who may perceive fragrance as a … Continued
This protea is a major cut flower, grown in many countries. Its success is due to its vigorous growth habit, with a long flowering season and tolerance to disease.
Waxflower is the most significant commercial native cut flower and Australia’s leading export cut flower. It is now in the top 20 flowers in terms of volume sold in Europe.
The general aim of the project is to develop fertiliser management strategies for the production of high quality Australian and South African native flowers, particularly the Proteaceae.
Leptospermum is an attractive feature filler from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs.
The large buds are very decorative, and watching the caps lifting and the blossom unfurling adds to product appeal. This process happens very quickly, so growers need to pick twice a day during peak flowering to ensure that the marketed product … Continued