This protea is a major cut flower, grown in many countries. Its success is due to its vigorous growth habit, with a long flowering season and tolerance to disease.
Waxflower is the most significant commercial native cut flower and Australia’s leading export cut flower. It is now in the top 20 flowers in terms of volume sold in Europe.
Pisa’ is a very versatile Leucadendron developed in NZ. Willowy stems bear many short side branches, each densely covered with whorls of silvery green, slightly twisted leaves and terminating in a flower head featuring yellow to lime-yellow bracts (botanically these are involucre leaves rather … Continued
The large buds are very decorative, and watching the caps lifting and the blossom unfurling adds to product appeal. This process happens very quickly, so growers need to pick twice a day during peak flowering to ensure that the marketed product … Continued
This beautiful Protea is relatively new to floristry. It has very large flowerheads (9–10 cm tall) consisting of a soft central mass of raspberry to rustypink flowers surrounded by tiers of large, pale green bracts edged with deep pink to maroon hairs.
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
Leptospermum is an attractive feature filler from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs.
The opening flower head, with a funnel to V shape, reveals a central mass of soft fluffy florets, initially all joined together, and surrounded by multiple tiers of sticky bracts.
Thryptomene is an important filler product from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs. It has similar postharvest handling requirements to waxflower.
This report describes how the project developed a series of easy to use quality specifications for the major wildflower products traded on Australia’s domestic and export markets. These provide the ‘minimum acceptable’ product specifications at market entry, using photos and easy to … Continued