Enter Your Delivery Zip Code to see designs available for your Zip

Use My Address Book ▸
See All Gifts In Your Recipient Location


Native To Australia

Boronia is a genus of 90-100 species of evergreen shrubs in the Rutaceae family. Native to Australia where it grows in open forests and woodlands, this non-hardy perennial can survive in California and other mild climates or can be grown in a cool greenhouse. It is difficult to cultivate since it requires excellent drainage and partial shade. For this reason, it is not suitable for subtropical or tropical climates. There are two well-known species of boronia: B.megastigma and B. heterophylla. B. megastigma is cultivated mainly in the southwestern tip of Australia and in Tanzania.

This small shrub rarely reaches 3 feet in height. The plant has aromatic leaves with small, bell-shaped flowers containing 4 petals. The exterior of the petal is a dark brown, while the interior is a bright yellow. When the flower is finished, the petals close to form a bud and the fruit ripens inside it. B. megastigma are known for their potent aroma similar to freesia or osmanthus: one plant in bloom will scent an entire greenhouse. Today, B. megastigma is grown on plantations, mainly in Tanzania, exclusively for its fragrance and flavor use. The flowers are collected, extracted with petroleum ether and concentrated, then re-extracted with alcohol to make an absolute. Boronia absolute is a dark green, semi-fluid liquid with a fruity odor. It is used in perfumes with bases of honeysuckle, violet and mimosa and added to fruit flavors to add body. Boronia essence is thought to help calm the mind from obsessive thoughts and difficult situations and it has been known to heal herpes virus lesions.

Growing Recommendations - Boronia

The boronia species most produced for both domestic and export cut flowers is B. heterophylla. Grown in SE and SW Australia, these shrubs can reach 6 feet in height. They have long, wiry stems with small, cup-shaped bright pink or purple flowers. B. heterophylla is more attractive than B. megastigma and its lemony fragrance is more appealing. The vase life of the cut stems is 5-7 days.

Photos of Boronia


Return to Listings

Company Weddings Custom Designs Gift Cards Refer a Friend eCards Flower/Plant Info Helping Hands Affiliate Program Privacy Policy Petal Rewards ™ Reminders Hours & Locations Contact Us
Carithers Flowers Atlanta, Flower Delivery Today https://www.carithers.com/images/wide/logo1.gif 1708 Powers Ferry Rd Marietta, GA 30067 Family-Owned 45 Yrs 770-980-3000

Carithers Flowers - Voted Best Florist Atlanta 14 consecutive years.
Consumer Choice Award Winner 1999-2017
Best Florist Atlanta - Atlanta Magazine
Atlanta Journal & Constitution - Readers' Choice Award Winner, Best Florist Atlanta
Featured on WSB Radio | 680 The Fan

Celebrate Your Family & Friends with a Unique, Hand-Delivered Flower Arrangement...Always Unique, Personal, & Creative!  New!! Express 4 Hour Atlanta Flower Delivery
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, new baby, delivering get well wishes, a hospital gift, funeral flowers or special tribute, Carithers Flowers will design and deliver the perfect custom flower arrangement or gift basket - just for you.  Express Atlanta flower delivery and same day flower delivery anywhere in the USA. Carithers Flowers - your Atlanta florist.

The Freshest Farm-Direct Flowers in Atlanta, - 100% Guaranteed!
Carithers Flowers features farm-fresh hydrangea, tulips, roses, exotic orchids, tropicals, and seasonal flower varieties. And every floral gift is hand-designed by one of our award winning professional designers and hand-delivered just for you with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.  

Carithers Flowers Local Florist Atlanta Delivery Area
Carithers same-day delivery area includes Atlanta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Austell, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Canton, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Norcross, Powder Springs, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings, Woodstock.   Carithers offers guaranteed same-day flower delivery Nationwide for all orders placed by 1pm in the recipient time zone.

Carithers Flowers - #1 Florist Atlanta with Express Atlanta Flower Delivery - local zip codes include:

30029, 30030,30033,  30034, 30060, 30062, 30064, 30065, 30066, 30067, 30068, 30071, 30072, 30080, 30082, 30083, 30084, 30086, 30090, 30092, 30093, 30101, 30102, 30110, 30114, 30115, 30146, 30147, 30152, 30301, 30302, 30303, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30328, 30329, 30330, 30331, 30332, 30333, 30334, 30335, 30336 , 30337, 30338, 30340, 30342, 30346 ,30350,



Carithers Flowers - Showroom: 1708 Powers Ferry Rd SE Marietta, GA 30067 770-980-3000 Carithers Flowers - Weddings & Events: 1708 Powers Ferry Rd Suite 201 Atlanta, GA 30339 (770) 980-3000

Florist Atlanta GA, Voted Best Flowers Atlanta, Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell

1708 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067 (770) 980-3000, (800) 647-8182
2030 Powers Ferry Rd.,Suite 378, Atlanta GA 30339 (678) 401-2986
Kennesaw GA 30144 (770) 308-4080

Privacy Policy

Delivery Timing Headline

Delivery estimate is based on delivery to a residence in our local area. For non-residence addresses, and some products, delivery times may vary.

Delivery options available at checkout.

Set the zip code you are shopping for:

Set Zip Code