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.

Scientific Name:Boronia megastigma
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants