Bush Gems Fact Sheet Bush Gems™ hybrid kangaroo paws growing information.
This project was conducted to compliment industry development by testing selections in a wide range of environments and cultivation systems, many of which are outside the ‘traditional’ area for growing flannel flowers, the eastern seaboard of Australia.
Addresses misconceptions involving mixes and substrates, misconceptions regarding the efficacy of chemicals, misconceptions about watering practices, misconceptions about controlled release fertilisers (CRFs) and, last but not least, misconceptions about water pH and its effect on soil pH.
Planting instructions, pests and diseases.
Geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is a native plant of Western Australia. There are over 400 named hybrids and varieties, with approximately 20 varieties being grown commercially. The flowering stems are sought as “fillers” which are useful for providing backing for single stemmed flowers such as roses, carnations and kangaroo paw. … Continued
Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath or perennial gypsophila) is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family. The flower is commonly used in wedding bouquets and as a filler behind roses. Several varieties trialled in Tennant Creek, Ti Tree and Alice Springs performed well but Bristol … Continued
Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos spp. and Macropidia sp.) is native to Western Australia and has been cultivated for several years. It has become a substantial export earner for Australia with markets in Japan, USA and Europe. The flower can be used in arrangements as … Continued
Heliconia Bihai cv “Claw II” – Quality Standard Northern Territory Government fact sheet and quality standard
Heliconia spp. (Heliconiaceae) Fact Sheet Northern Territory Government publication
Case study from irrigation assessment and improvements at Village Roses, North Queensland. Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum … Continued