A small shrub growing to a metre high, and while it can be touchy and short lived, it is worth growing for the beautifully perfumed flowering in spring. The small but numerous blooms make good cut flowers, are in shades of brown to reddish shades with contrasting yellow centres and the scent is unmistakable. It is often pot grown where it can be moved to where the fragrance can be best appreciated. The best garden growing conditions are in dappled shade, in moist but well drained soils, and it loves a cool root run, which can be ensured with a good layer of mulch. A large rock or two will also help. Feed with a good native fertilizer before flowering, and a light tip prune after flowering is beneficial.
|Scientific Name:||Boronia megastigma|
|Other Common Names:||Brown Boronia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Gold, Brown|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.