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Boronia 'Purple Jared'

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Plant description

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Boronia 'Purple Jared' is a dense small shrub. It has deep purple flowers in spring, and is a hybrid of the popular Brown Boronia (B. megastigma). Outstanding cut flower with delightful perfume. Likes a well drained soil in a partly shaded spot. Prune lightly straight after flowering to encourage dense growth. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native plant food in spring. Performs really well in a large container.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The flowers have a delightful perfume

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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