RIRDC Report: Wildflower marketing workshop

RIRDC Report: Wildflower marketing workshop

In November 1999, the Australian Flora and Protea Growers Association, with support from RIRDC, commissioned research into the domestic market for wildflowers. That project (AFP-1A) aimed to find out consumers’ attitudes to wildflowers, and, based on that information, to identify … Continued
Australian cut flower and foliage industry: Industry development needs assessment and plan

Australian cut flower and foliage industry: Industry development needs assessment and plan

The process of informing and empowering those involved in horticulture to make better business decisions can be difficult, costly and hard to measure. Identifying and prioritising industry development needs and assessing a variety of options to meet those needs requires … Continued
HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

The environmental benefits of mulch are well documented. However it is a practice that some commercial growers in the horticultural industries have been reluctant to adopt. The greatest barrier to adoption is the perceived cost coupled with the long time … Continued
New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry – Research Report A two-year ‘on-farm’ evaluation of nine open-pollinated (OP) Heliconia psittacorum seedling selections has been completed. The Northern Territory Government released all nine varieties to the public and members of the cut-flower growers … Continued
Australian wildflower product directory

Australian wildflower product directory

This chart covers the most commonly grown wildflower cut flower and foliage products for which a quality specification or product fact sheet is available. The Australian wildflower industry supplies many other products (both species and varieties of the products listed here, … Continued
Cut flower industry plan: PISC national RD&E plans (Draft)

Cut flower industry plan: PISC national RD&E plans (Draft)

This report deals with the traditional, exotic (e.g. rose, gerbera, chrysanthemum, lisianthus), orchid and tropical (e.g. heliconia, zingiber) cut flower segments of the cut flower and foliage sector. It excludes the wildflower segment which is Australian native flower production, wild … Continued
A potential new cut flower for Australia: Haemodorum coccineum

A potential new cut flower for Australia: Haemodorum coccineum

Haemodorum coccineum (Haemodoraceae) is an attractive species from tropical Australia (Queensland and Northern Territory), producing orange to red flowers from November to March, a time when red flowers are highly desired on global markets for Christmas, Chinese New Year and … Continued