The outcome of this project is several new varieties of Scholtzia involucrata that have great potential as cut flowers as well as garden plants. Varieties can now be grown that provide growers with flowering plants from mid November through until at least … Continued
The contrast of the green foliage with the bright red flowers, which are produced around December, gave Christmas bush its name. It is also sometimes called Festival Bush.
Drying and dyeing cutflowers and foliage is an important way of adding value. This project was undertaken to meet the industry’s needs for more reliable and cost-effective methods of preserving flowers and foliage. The report provides useful insights and technical information of … 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.
The flannel flower is one of the most recognisable Australian native flowers, with attractive white flowers and grey-green foliage with a flannelly texture.
This purpose of this second part in the series is to present the collection of data on cut flower and foliage imports, exports and domestic production and the results of their analyses that were completed in the project. Part Two … Continued
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of micropropagation protocols to assist in the early maturation and potential precocious flowering of Doryanthes excelsa. This has implications for commercial cutflower production as it is reported to take 10 years … Continued
Leucospermum flowers are commonly called ‘pincushions’ on account of their rounded, symmetrical flower heads, which have masses of styles, or ‘pins’, sticking outwards.
The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued
This report details the development of a high yielding year-round flowering clone of flannel flower in terms of propagation protocols, cultural requirements and post-harvest recommendations. A new greenhouse industry of Australian native cut flower production has already been instigated as a result … Continued