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Products > Boronia megastigma 'Jack Maguire's Red'
Boronia megastigma 'Jack Maguire's Red' - Red Boronia

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Boronia megastigma 'Jack Maguire's Red'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Boronia 'Uncle Jack's Red']
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Boronia megastigma 'Jack Maguire's Red' (Red Boronia) - A small shrub to 3 feet tall with soft needle-like foliage and in winter to early spring appear the bell-shaped flowers of a deep orange red on the outside and yellow green in the interior. The foliage and flowers are fragrant and are a great addition to a cut flower bouquet. Plant in full sun in a very well-drained soil and irrigate regularly. Hardy to at least 20 F. As with many Boronia species this plant is not particularly long lived. This cultivar was a seedling variant of Boronia megastigma that was selected in 1928 by the late Mr. Jack Maguire of Forest Road, Boronia, Victoria. It was grown in the Australian cut flower industry for many years as Boronia 'Uncle Jack's Red'. A 2004 UCSC Koala Blooms Introduction. This plant will be available from San Marcos Growers, Rosendale Nursery, Suncrest Nursery, Monterey Bay Nursery and Native Sons Nursery. 

This information about Boronia megastigma 'Jack Maguire's Red' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.