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
ANFGPA was formed in the nineties, based around the need to educate and promote Australian cut flowers.
The main objectives of the workshop were to identify which components of the New South Wales flora have greatest potential for commercialisation and to highlight which aspects of these species should be researched. A subsidiary, but important objective was to … Continued
Australian exports of cut flowers were estimated to be worth $A30.1 million in 1995/96 with Australian wildflowers comprising over 90% of exports. However, insect infestations in the flowers and foliage have caused rejections of consignments of flowers by importing countries.
Serruria is a fast growing, erect shrub with soft, fern-like leaves. High yields per bush are achievable. However, plants are particularly susceptible to Phytophthora root rot and need to be grown in well drained soils.
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.
Leaf blackening is a major problem for the cut flower Protea industry. Leaves often show symptoms of blackening as soon as 3 days after harvest. Presence of the disorder significantly decreases the vase life of the flowers as well as … Continued
A brief overview of the Australian wildflower industry for your information.
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