Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

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
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Grevillea flowers

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Grevillea flowers

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.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – riceflower

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – riceflower

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.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Scholtzia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Scholtzia

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
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucospermum High Gold

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucospermum High Gold

‘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.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Hooker’s Banksia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Hooker’s Banksia

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
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Safari Sunset

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Safari Sunset

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
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Pearlflower

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Pearlflower

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