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Variety Information

Color : Pink
Scented: No

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • The family of Erica or Heather can be divided in to tubular (French heather) or softer Bell shaped types.
  • Most commercial heather varieties are produced in California (August to April) and Australia/New Zealand (April to October)

Grading Information

  • Heathers are available in lengths ranging from 30 to 90 cm depending on the varieties.
  • Most florist quality heathers average a minimum of 40 cm.
  • Heathers from Australia and New Zealand are usually 10 stem, 300 gr minimum.
  • Heathers from California are field graded and range from 450 to 650 gr depending on the variety.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Leading Breeders: Helix Australia, Nir Israel
  • Waxflower is ethylene and botrytis sensitive and must be STS treated to avoid bloom shattering.
  • Newer varieties with better vase life and structure demonstrate better market demand.
  • Should not be shipped with "bearding" or "bypass" growth above the flower blooms but 5cm in late season is still acceptable.
  • Most of the recent, improved Hybrid varieties are protected by law under the Plant Breeders Rights and cannot be grown without paying royalties.
  • Newer, improved Waxflower varieties are commonly sold at a premium price over older traditional varieties.
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