Boronia megastigma ‘Virtuoso’ – Brown Boronia

A small shrub growing to around a metre high, with lots of beautifully perfumed flowers in spring. The flowers are a very dark brown with contrasting yellow interior. It grows best in well drained soils with reliable moisture levels, mulch to create a cool root run, rocks placed on soil also help with this. Likes part shade. Great as a potted plant that can be moved to places where the fragrance can be enjoyed while in flower. Can be short lived, but worth growing for the intense perfume.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Boronia megastigma
Cultivar:Virtuoso
Common Name:Boronia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.7 ~ 1.2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Brown, Black
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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