This publication examines the effects of numerous wound-inhibiting chemicals and treatments on the vase lives of 13 genera/species of Australian cut flowers and foliage. It provides practical advice on improving the vase lives of several of these flowers, and recommends some easy … Continued
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.
Slideshow overview from the Australian Flower Export Council 2005.
This report provides an understanding of how root binding of waxflower root systems can be minimised, particularly in new varieties. This information will be of benefit to growers of waxflower in Australia, as it provides propagation methods and post propagation planting … Continued
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.
Queensland Government Handout about work being undertaken by DPI&F
This report aims to provide members of the Australian wildflower and native plants industry with the necessary information to help them make informed choices about ecolabels available in their export markets. The report also considers the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a … Continued
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
Focus on Australian natives due to: Increased understanding of genetic relationships between species New grafting protocols Higher % success and greater consistency Better stock plant management Continued testing Better understanding or rootstock / disease relationships
This report describes how the project developed a series of easy to use quality specifications for the major wildflower products traded on Australia’s domestic and export markets. These provide the ‘minimum acceptable’ product specifications at market entry, using photos and easy to … Continued