Flowers picked too early fail to open; flowers picked too late lose vase life. Do not market flowering stems on which the lowest (oldest) flower has a papery, withered or shrunken appearance.
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
Grevillea flowers have a relatively short vase life. They not usually exported from Australia, although they could be, as other countries have a significant grevillea export industry. For example, Israel exports large volumes of ‘Spiderman’, which has a good vase life.
Rice flower is used as a filler in mixed bunches and dried arrangements and is popular on both the domestic and export markets. It is a spring-flowering, perennial, Australian native shrub which has been grown in plantations since the 1980s.
The plant grows naturally in coastal areas to the north and south of Perth, WA. It is an upright shrub up to 2 m tall. It prefers coarse, well-drained sandy soils. Plants tolerate hot and dry summer conditions, but summer irrigation is required … Continued
‘High Gold’ is a vigorous, early-flowering cultivar with large, bright yellow flower heads up to 8.5 cm in diameter. The flowers appear to glow against the dark green, heart-shaped leaves.
It has large upright, terminal, cylindrical flower heads, 7 to 12 cm long. Each brush-like head is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers or florets. Each flower is fully open when the wiry style is sticking out. The flower spikes are initially … Continued
The flower heads develop at the tips of very long, upright stems clothed with oblong, dark green leaves. Each is large and goblet shaped (30–50 mm wide; up to 10 cm across when fully opened) and features glowing wine-red bracts spirally arranged around … 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
Boronia is a filler product grown for its dainty, small, 4-petalled flowers densely clustered along the stems. Boronia heterophylla is the main species grown commercially for cut flowers.