Peony Scientist Breaks New Ground For Cut Flowers

One of the world’s most popular flowers – the peony—can now be grown in hot climates, following a discovery that could disrupt the multi-billion dollar global cut flower industry.

University of the Sunshine Coast Science graduate Krista Bogiatzis has found a way of replicating perfect winter conditions to allow peonies to bloom in Queensland, Australia, where subtropical temperatures have caused many previous attempts to fail.

She said the discovery meant Queensland could one day supply spring blooms for Australia’s wedding season and potentially offer a product to the global flower market outside of its usual season…[READ MORE]

Source: Peony Scientist Breaks New Ground For Cut Flowers | phys.org

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