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Proteacea in NZ

New Zealand’s Outdoor Flower and Foliage Growers Association has eight out of thirty five members who grow Proteacea, generally in conjunction with other crops. The OFFGA group meets 2-3 times per year for field trips or workshops.  The most recent […]

Research Update Report

Hannah Lutgen and Russel Galanti have played instrumental research roles with local farms, supporting growers and producers with dedicated expertise focused on pests and diseases of Proteaceae crops. Lutgen and Galanti recently published two CTAHR extension publications that outline fungal […]

Hawaii Update Report

The August wildfires devastated Lahaina, wiping out hundreds of businesses in a matter of hours and crippling Maui’s economic engine. More than two months later, businesses on Maui, many of them miles away from the burn zone, are struggling. Several […]

Merry Christmas from the IPA Council

Merry Christmas to all who love and grow proteas! May you have a blessed holiday and a prosperous 2024. Best wishes from the IPA Council.

The IPA Council welcomes Patrick Nelson as the new delegate for Hawaii.

The IPA Council welcomes Patrick Nelson as the new delegate for Hawaii. Patrick will be taking over from Tony Bayaoa. We would like to take this oppportuntiy to thank Tony for serving as the Hawaii Delegate and wish her well […]

WINNERS – WildFlowers Australian National Student Floristry Competition 2023

The results of the 2023 Wildflowers Australian National Student Floristry Competition have been released. For more information on the winners and their winning entries, click on the document below. WINNERS – WildFlowers Australian National Student Floristry Competition 2023

California Protea Association

The California Protea Association (CPA) is a non-profit corporation that works to improve and develop cultivars and promotes the marketing of Protea. It was formed to assist its members to learn more about how to successfully make Protea flowers a […]

Portugal mainland report

Our Proteaceae area in the South is around 210 ha. In the North the cultivated areas are most of them small blocks spread but its impact in total area is small. The composition is: 57% of Leucadendron 32% of Protea […]


The Australian industry includes production and marketing of Proteaceae for flowers and foliage within the broader category of ‘wildflowers’. We use the name ‘wildflowers’ for flowers and foliage endemic to Australia and South Africa – primarily species from the plant […]

The Azores and FRUTERCOOP

The Azores or officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal (along with Madeira). It is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the Macaronesia region of the North Atlantic Ocean. […]

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