Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Jubilee Crown

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Jubilee Crown

Leucadendron has multi-branched stems densely covered with narrow green leaves, and each tipped with a strawberry pink to red round cone cupped by spirally arranged green bracts with reddish tips. The colour of the cones can vary considerably, due to different growing … Continued
Uptake preservation of Cut Flowers & Foliage

Uptake preservation of Cut Flowers & Foliage

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
Waxflowers for Floriculture Collection & Selection

Waxflowers for Floriculture Collection & Selection

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.
Micro-propagation of the Gymea Lily

Micro-propagation of the Gymea Lily

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
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

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