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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

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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