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
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
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.
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.
The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued
A flyer providing the details of a floristry demonstration evening and two half-day workshops in March 2014, including bio information on the demonstrators, Gail Anderson and David Berger.