Cut flower production of Golden Cascade

Cut flower production of Golden Cascade

Corynanthera flava is a unique species indigenous to Western Australia and is a highly sought flower, valued for its long whispery racemes of small golden yellow flowers which flower in time for Christmas. Corynanthera flava is predominantly bush picked with … Continued
Native Flower Study

Native Flower Study

The purpose of the study tour and market visit was to provide new business opportunities for Australian wildflower growers, including meeting industry professionals such as retailers, wholesalers, importers and growers from all over Japan and Asia. Meetings were also organised with … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Pearlflower

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Pearlflower

Pearlflowers are a relatively new type of waxflower. They have been given this name to  distinguish them from other waxflowers because they are feature flowers in their own right, in contrast to the longer-established cultivars, which are used as feature fillers. The shiny, large, red … Continued
Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

The cut flower industry is expanding world-wide and Australia is actively seeking to generate niche markets for its unique range of native flora. Because Australia is geographically isolated from the high volume markets of Europe and North America, growers are … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Boronia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Boronia

Boronia is a filler product grown for its dainty, small, 4-petalled flowers densely clustered along the stems. Boronia heterophylla is the main species grown commercially for cut flowers.
North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

The aim of this project is to assist industry to further develop and commercialise five north Queensland native foliage species. Previous RIRDC funded research (DAQ-262A) resulted in the identification of five native foliage species for further development and commercialisation. These … Continued
Improved Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Eco-labelling

Improved Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Eco-labelling

This report aims to provide members of the Australian wildflower and native plants industry with the necessary information to help them make informed choices about  ecolabels available in their export markets. The report also considers the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a … Continued