Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’

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.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Jack Maguire's Red
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils
Scientific Name: Boronia megastigma
Common Name : Boronia
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Light shade
Lifespan : Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects