The opening flower head, with a funnel to V shape, reveals a central mass of soft fluffy florets, initially all joined together, and surrounded by multiple tiers of sticky bracts.
Thryptomene is an important filler product from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs. It has similar postharvest handling requirements to waxflower.
This report describes how the project developed a series of easy to use quality specifications for the major wildflower products traded on Australia’s domestic and export markets. These provide the ‘minimum acceptable’ product specifications at market entry, using photos and easy to … Continued
The contrast of the green foliage with the bright red flowers, which are produced around December, gave Christmas bush its name. It is also sometimes called Festival Bush.
Macropidia fuliginosa, commonly known as the black kangaroo paw, is in demand for its striking black and lime green flowers
The flannel flower is one of the most recognisable Australian native flowers, with attractive white flowers and grey-green foliage with a flannelly texture.
Growing conditions are important in determining flower and leaf quality. Quality is usually greatly improved by light shade, fertiliser and irrigation.
Leucospermum flowers are commonly called ‘pincushions’ on account of their rounded, symmetrical flower heads, which have masses of styles, or ‘pins’, sticking outwards.
One of the most common causes of poor vase life is drying out of the blooms. Another is that the more individual flowers that are open, the shorter the vase life.
Banksia coccinea has short, cylindrical flower heads, vivid red to orange.