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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

Julie A. Pegrum

Keywords

Wild flowers, Cut flowers, Marketing, Production possibilities, Native plant industry, Western Australia

First Page Number

115

Last Page Number

118

ISSN

0021-8618

Abstract

In the past decade, floriculture has attracted wide interest across Australia as a new and innovative export industry. Our temperate climate and southern hemisphere location gives Australia the opportunity to become a supplier of cut flowers and foliage and potted plants to world markets. Sales of single-stemmed flowers such as roses, carnations and chrysanthemums dominate international trade. However, there is a demand for flowers which are uniquely Australian, particularly those which flower when production in the northern hemisphere winter is limited

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