Boronia ovata 'Pink Flowers' Seeds

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Boronia ovata 'Pink Flowers' - 10/15x Seeds

The star-like flowers of the boronias have long enchanted bush walkers in various parts of Australia from the east to the west coast. Add to this the delicate but complex floral perfumes and cut flower qualities.

A small well contained shrub, usually less than 1 metre high and wide, with pink star shaped flower 10-15 mm in diameter appear in masses come spring.

This variety is one of the hardy varieties of Boronia.

Endemic to Western Australia but found in other areas of Australia.

Prefers a light well-drained soil in a protected, shaded position, drought and frost resistant

Seed Starting Method

Boronia seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Boronia seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 30-60 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 1m high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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