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.
This project aimed to identify strategies to improve the domestic market share for wildflowers, by determining the current flower and wildflower buying patterns. While there have been a number of reports on the export market for wildflowers, there has been … Continued
Ixodia achillaeoides is a wildflower crop which has been bush harvested for many years and cultivated increasingly over the past 20 years. The main objective of this program was to increase the production levels of Ixodia daisy for export markets by overcoming … 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.
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
With the increasing proliferation of ‘new’ rural industries on the Australian landscape comes an ever increasing demand for research. There is a limit to government’s ability to meet this need and alternatives to the traditional institutional responsibility in meeting this … Continued
The outcome of this project is several new varieties of Scholtzia involucrata that have great potential as cut flowers as well as garden plants. Varieties can now be grown that provide growers with flowering plants from mid November through until at least … Continued
Leptospermum is an attractive feature filler from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs.
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
Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC The primary purpose of this report is to provide input to the RIRDC evaluation policy. Specific objectives were to ascertain if, and to what extent, benefits have accrued from … Continued