Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

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
Australian cut flower best bets program

Australian cut flower best bets program

The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
Myrtle Rust Fact Sheet

Myrtle Rust Fact Sheet

Myrtle rust was first detected in Queensland in December 2010. It is a serious fungal disease and part of the eucalyptus/guava rust complex. This group of pathogens affects plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including Australian natives like bottle brush (Callistemon spp.), … Continued
Study Tour and activities in Beijing and Tokyo

Study Tour and activities in Beijing and Tokyo

Australian wildflowers in China appear to be novel items which attract much attention among the people who see them and may be recognised by others as an opportunity to add a new element in their floral work. In Japan, Australian … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

Banksia baxteri is a major Banksia  species grown for the cut-flower market. Its squat, domed, greenish yellow  flower heads are held on the ends of strong woody stems. Each brush-like flower head is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers or … Continued
Issues for a growing business

Issues for a growing business

In the last issue, wildflower grower and WildFlowers Australia Vice-President Ben McInnes talked about the establishment and longevity of his family business, Brushtop Farm in New South Wales. In this next instalment, Ben discusses some of the issues and challenges facing the … Continued
AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

The Australian native plant, Sturt’s Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa) has found favour in overseas markets, particularly in Japan, because of its suitability for use in floral arrangements such as ikebana. Professor Acram Taji of the University of New England at Armidale … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – riceflower

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – riceflower

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.