Geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is a native plant of Western Australia. There are over 400 named hybrids and varieties, with approximately 20 varieties being grown commercially. The flowering stems are sought as “fillers” which are useful for providing backing for single stemmed flowers such as roses, carnations and kangaroo paw. … Continued
This publication considers the breeding biology of waxflowers (Chamelaucium) with special emphases on chromosome numbers, ploidy levels, ploidy manipulation, chloroplast DNA inheritance, identification of natural and artificial hybrids, hybridisation barriers, embryology and early embryo rescue. It discusses how this information and methodologies can … Continued
To discover the natural populations of Geraldton wax, to document these and to collect, propagate and evaluate samples in cultivation and then release to industry commercially useful clones.
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
Leptospermum is an attractive feature filler from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs.
Thryptomene is an important filler product from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs. It has similar postharvest handling requirements to waxflower.
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.