Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

This project is the first in Australia or overseas to address the breeding of eucalypts for the cut stem sector of ornamental horticulture. All currently existing cultivars were developed for amenity horticulture, and are not suitable for the new and … Continued
Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

This report describes the development of superior Leptospermum hybrids through a breeding program and the evaluation of post-harvest performance and techniques. This report is targeted at wildflower growers interested in producing Leptospermum for cut flowers and similarly for growers looking … Continued
Developing synthetic seeds for clonal propagation of Australian plants: Somatic embryogenesis as a precursor to synthetic seeds

Developing synthetic seeds for clonal propagation of Australian plants: Somatic embryogenesis as a precursor to synthetic seeds

Many Australian plants produce poor quality seeds or seeds that are deeply dormant. Successful plant establishment by cuttings can often be difficult and sometimes impossible. Research into new propagation technology is essential for meeting the present and future demands for the … Continued
Double pink waxflower propagation development

Double pink waxflower propagation development

Geraldton wax has been cultivated as a garden ornamental for many decades, and more recently cultivated for large scale floriculture. Early commercial plantings concentrated on traditional plants with colours of purple, pink and white. The past decade has seen the … Continued
New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry – Research Report A two-year ‘on-farm’ evaluation of nine open-pollinated (OP) Heliconia psittacorum seedling selections has been completed. The Northern Territory Government released all nine varieties to the public and members of the cut-flower growers … Continued
Maximising Root Quality of Waxflower Tube Stock Suitable for Field Planting

Maximising Root Quality of Waxflower Tube Stock Suitable for Field Planting

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
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.
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