Boronia Plants and Species for sale
If you are looking for colourful flowers then the genus Boronia provide a group of plants well worth exploring. Both the species and the cultivars or hybrids.
Boronia are a group of small to medium sized shrubs, some with attractive perfume. Flowers are from yellow through to dark brown. This is a plants that tends to be short lived, but are worth the effort for the perfume, just be prepared to replace them now and then.
Boronia plants seem to prefer part shade and grow well in cooler areas such as the Blue Mountains and the Dandenong Ranges. New grafted varieties of tend to more disease resistant and longer lasting. More Winter Flowering Plants
All species have flowers that will open to reveal four petals, they have eight stamens and some species have good fragrance. Plants will generally reach around 1m in height.
Probably the most fragrant species is B. megastigma, not the most fragrant plant in the world, however with good perfume. They are also grown for the essential oils that they produce, this is extracted from the foliage. Simply crush the foliage between your fingers and it will release the fragrance.
Boronia plants and flowers are popular for their fragrance and colourful flowers and many species and cultivars are available for sale online.
Generally a tough plant Boronia do appreciate a cool root run, so a little mulch will help with plant care. Sometimes regarded as ‘difficult to grow’, they are in fact fairly easy in the right conditions. They are not long lived, however this is their natural habit.
- Well drained soil
- Humus rich moist soil
- Dappled shade or morning sun and light afternoon shade
You can prune Boronias just after flowering. Pruning needs to be very light and not back into old wood.
Popular species include:
- B. megastigma (Brown).
- B. denticulata (Mauve).
- B. Heterophylla (Pink)
- B. crenulata.
Grafted varieties are more disease resistant and longer lasting.