Verticordia: It's potentials and bottlenecks as a new cut flower crop

J. Ben-Jaacov, A. Ackerman, D. Evenor, M. Reuveni, A. Silber

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Until recently most marketed Verticordia flowers were bush-harvested. Now, few hectares of commercial, cut flower plantations are grown in Western Australia. The expansion of this high potential cut flower is limited by several bottlenecks. The paper describes and discusses the importance of an integrated R&D approach including: nutrition, breeding, and rootstock studies to overcome these bottlenecks. The experiments reported here showed that V. plumosa grew best at pH of 7 and at 3 ppm phosphate in the nutrient solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIV International Symposium on New Floricultural Crops
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789066059337
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Cut flower plantation
  • Mineral nutrition
  • PH
  • Phosphate
  • Woody plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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