Development of Intergeneric Rootstocks for Christmas Flowering Verticordia – A new Christmas flower

  • 38 pages

  • Published: 6 Mar 2013

  • Author(s): Seaton, Kevin, Dr

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Spreading the risk and having a competitive edge in marketing is critical to the survival of the Australian wildflower industry.
This research report presents the results of applying grafting methods to introduce a greater diversity of flowers into the wildflower market, in particular it looks at the development of intergeneric rootstocks for Christmas flowering Verticordia.
The availability of native plants displaying a range of new colours for the Christmas market will increase exports and provide growers with an opportunity to extend their production season.