Rice flower is used as a filler in mixed bunches and dried arrangements and is popular on both the domestic and export markets. It is a spring-flowering, perennial, Australian native shrub which has been grown in plantations since the 1980s.
This project worked with growers in Western Australia and some other states to identify their costs and production structures. It reviewed knowledge on benchmarking in other industries and developed a self help manual template for future use. It carried out an extensive … Continued
Protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry: sustainable management plan 2018–22 continues the system to facilitate and regulate sustainably harvesting and producing material for the cut-flower industry in NSW. The tools and strategies in this plan support the long-term … Continued
Growing conditions are important in determining flower and leaf quality. Quality is usually greatly improved by light shade, fertiliser and irrigation.
‘High Gold’ is a vigorous, early-flowering cultivar with large, bright yellow flower heads up to 8.5 cm in diameter. The flowers appear to glow against the dark green, heart-shaped leaves.
Following the success of the Do-Our-Own-Research in the Australian nursery industry (Hunter, 1997), the project leader was invited to conduct a similar exercise in the Australian Wildflower and Protea Industry. In essence, the concept promulgates a radical shift in the conduct of … Continued
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