The study sought to provide information on the USA and Canadian market for Australian native flowers and plantation grown Proteaceae of South African origin and, particularly, to identify opportunities for Australian growers and exporters to increase their market share.
One of the most common causes of poor vase life is drying out of the blooms. Another is that the more individual flowers that are open, the shorter the vase life.
The flower heads develop at the tips of very long, upright stems clothed with oblong, dark green leaves. Each is large and goblet shaped (30–50 mm wide; up to 10 cm across when fully opened) and features glowing wine-red bracts spirally arranged around … Continued
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