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Small, cup-shaped purple blooms set amid soft, needlelike leaves are characteristic of boronia heterophylla. This nonhardy, evergreen shrub is a native of Australia and Tasmania. Boronia is a member of the Rutaceae family. It is named in honor of Francesco Borone, a personal servant who died in 1794 while collecting a plant for botanist John Sibthorp.

Availability and Vase Life

January through September with domestic supplies, August through November through international suppliers. 5-7 days.

Design Uses

An excellent filler flower with a burst of color, baronia emits a sharp, lemony fragrance when the stems are cut or leaves touched.

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