Cook’s Riceflowers After several experiments with growing a wide variety of flowers, the Cooks decided on rice flowers, believing that they were very hardy natives that could cope with dry weather without much irrigation. “Our first harvest consisted of 13 … Continued
Australian Wildflowers observed overseas – Kangaroo Paw As with the majority of other cut flower crops in Israel, kangaroo paws are grown for winter-spring flowering to fit in with the export season.
Flowers West Magazine Copy of newsletter.
Production Management The Australian wildflower industry has the opportunity to expand its export markets by increasing the quality and variety of flowers marketed, according to a new research report.
Post Harvest vase life of cut flowers of three cultivars of Kangaroo Paw The vase life of cut flowers of three commercial cultivars of kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos sp., cultivars ‘Regal Claw’, ‘Harmony’ and ‘Gold Fever’) was determined in relation to … Continued
pdf_file_3777 Western flower thrips (WFT) is a major pest of vegetables and ornamental crops worldwide. WFT is a serious pest due to its ability to reproduce on a large number of hosts, its rapid developmental cycle, high reproductive rate and … Continued
Grevillea Breeding and Development of Cut Flowers Improved varieties arising from the project will be entered into Plant Breeders Rights protection. It is expected that these will make a valuable contribution to the expansion of this sector of the Australian Wildflower Industry.
Evaluation of Grafted Wildflowers The findings from this project contribute valuable information for the development of the wildflower industry through the use of grafted wildflowers for cut flower production. Flower growers, plant propagators and consumers will benefit from the uptake of the … Continued
effectiveness-bio-controls-imported-fresh-cut-flowers Fresh cut flowers are perishable commodities that can rapidly lose quality and vase life. Importers aim to get the imported produce into the market as quickly as possible. While recognising this commercial imperative, the department strives to ensure biosecurity … Continued
Growing Waratahs12-087 The waratah is very suitable as a cut flower owing to its structure, texture, colour and good vase life. In some instances its commercial cultivation has been spectacularly successful; however, it remains a plant that is considered difficult to grow well … Continued