Geraldton wax has been cultivated as a garden ornamental for many decades, and more recently cultivated for large scale floriculture. Early commercial plantings concentrated on traditional plants with colours of purple, pink and white. The past decade has seen the development and introduction of many new varieties having differing form and colour. A unique new variety of wax bearing pink double flowers is being developed for release to the industry. This project deals with difficulties in the propagation of this variety. Overcoming difficulties in propagation will make available to industry and subsequently the general public, a unique new variety adding to the range of waxflower varieties in commercial production.
Published July 2001