Flowers and ornamentals
Commercial cut flower production is a significant horticultural industry in NSW. Growers produce a wide range of flower and foliage crops for both the domestic and export markets.
Commercial flower growing is a labour intensive and technically challenging business.
Unlike most other horticultural crops, demand for fresh flowers is related to fashion trends and purchases are often related to our need to convey 'emotion' (sympathy, joy and celebration).
NSW DPI's role is to support cut flower industry development by providing advisory, diagnostic and regulatory services for growers, while our research scientists develop improved production systems.
NSW flower industry
Nursery industry- potted plants
Growing flowers commercially
Native Australian and South African flowers
- Growing Australian native flowers commercially
- Growing Blandfordia (Christmas bells) commercially
- Improved on-farm management of Waratah bud and stem borer
- Management of psyllids in NSW Christmas bush plantations
- New crops - reinvented
- New crops now well accepted
- Potential or very new crops
- Western Australian species