Kangaroo Paw Growing in Central Australia

Kangaroo Paw Growing in Central Australia

Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos spp. and Macropidia sp.) is native to Western Australia and has been cultivated for several years. It has become a substantial export earner for Australia with markets in Japan, USA and Europe. The flower can be used in arrangements as … Continued
Gypsophila Growing in Central Australia

Gypsophila Growing in Central Australia

Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath or perennial gypsophila) is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family. The flower is commonly used in wedding bouquets and as a filler behind roses. Several varieties trialled in Tennant Creek, Ti Tree and Alice Springs performed well but Bristol … Continued
Geraldton Wax Growing in Central Australia

Geraldton Wax Growing in Central Australia

Geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is a native plant of Western Australia. There are over 400 named hybrids and varieties, with approximately 20 varieties being grown commercially. The flowering stems are sought as “fillers” which are useful for providing backing for single stemmed flowers such as roses, carnations and kangaroo paw. … Continued
Five Misconceptions about Growing

Five Misconceptions about Growing

Addresses misconceptions involving mixes and substrates, misconceptions regarding the efficacy of chemicals, misconceptions about watering practices, misconceptions about controlled release fertilisers (CRFs) and, last but not least, misconceptions about water pH and its effect on soil pH.
Flannel Flower – Development of a production system

Flannel Flower – Development of a production system

This project was conducted to compliment industry development by testing selections in a wide range of environments and cultivation systems, many of which are outside the ‘traditional’ area for growing flannel flowers, the eastern seaboard of Australia.
Cost and profit calculator for cut flower growers

Cost and profit calculator for cut flower growers

The final report summarises the Cost & Profit Calculator for Cut Flower Growers project for Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and others, including future funding recipients.Unique activities undertaken by this project are emphasised, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the … Continued
Cut flower and foliage industry pesticide gap analysis

Cut flower and foliage industry pesticide gap analysis

The cut flower and foliage industry has completed a project designed to identify the chemical needs of the industry moving into the future. The project, Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis (code FL10002) was co funded by Horticulture … Continued