The spectacular king protea is a major cut flower. It is grown in many countries and has a long flowering season. Like most proteas, it originates from South Africa.
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.
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
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
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.
Kangaroo paws are marketed on both the domestic and overseas markets, especially Japan. Strong competition from lower-cost producers in Israel, Japan, the USA, South America and South Africa has reduced Australian market share. ‘Big Red’ is a tall cultivar, available early in the … Continued
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
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
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
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.