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


Floriculture, Ornamental plants, Cut flowers, Planting stock, Wild flowers, Crop production, Production possibilities, Native plant industry, Western Australia

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Over the past 1O years, Western Australia's ornamental plant industry has experienced significant growth in value. The industry has expanded and adopted new technologies, but some enterprises have closed There have also been major changes reflecting the economic climate and conservation pressures.

The ornamental plant industry in this State is valued at more than $70 million annually. It encompasses three areas: nursery production, exotic cutflower production, and native cutllower production. The native cutflower industry is by far the largest growth sector.