In addition to its significant and long-term investment in Waxflower and Boronia breeding, Helix Australia announces four new Plant Breeders Rights have been approved for Europe as of 5 September 2022.
The four Waxflower varieties include:
Waxflower Nina's Delight. Bred by Nina Foulkes Taylor and managed under license by Helix Australia, this variety features striking purple/magenta blooms flowering mid-season when this color range is in limited supply in waxflower.
Waxflower Kerryn. A lovely high-yielding baby pink blooms flowering also mid-season and producing a very high percentage of 70-80cm stems.
Waxflower Dawn Pearl. Bred by Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, this is a pure white waxflower bloom also selected for its very early flowering period (June in the southern hemisphere and Dec/Jan in the northern hemisphere).
Waxflower Morning Delight. Also bred by Kings Park & Botanic Garden, this is Helix Australia's first flowering variety displaying white blooms and autumn-toned flower caps/buds.
Adrian Parsons, Helix Australia Managing Director, said investment and protection of Intellectual Property is a key strategic focus as the business continues to roll out an exciting range of waxflower and boronia genetics.
"We are finding our licensed grower network places a very high priority on ensuring adequate IP protection is in place in both country and production and key consumption markets such as Europe," said Parsons.
Parsons continues, "I would like to personally thank Lennard van Vliet and Vera Verschoor-van Steijn from Hortis Legal, who manage all our PBR applications in Europe."