A small shrub that grows to less than a metre, can be short lived but worth growing for the intense beautiful flower fragrance. It has small leaves and small red cup-shaped flowers, which occur in spring. Can be used in the production of essential oils. Good in pots or in the garden in dappled shade, in moist well drained soil. Mulch to keep the roots cool, also you can put a rock under the root ball at planting time, and also use some rocks on the soil surface- these absorb the heat in summertime instead of the soil getting hot.
|Scientific Name:||Boronia megastigma|
|Cultivar:||Jack Maguire's Red|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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