Boronia crenulata: is a member of the Rutaceae family in company with the native Correas and Croweas as well as the exotic citrus.
The species, sometimes known as the Aniseed Boronia, is a Western Australian native and is found in the southwest corner of that botanically rich state.
This small shrub will reach a height of about one metre with a similar spread. The leaves are spoon-shaped, about 1.5 centimetres long with a strong aniseed aroma (hence the common name).
The delicate, four-petalled flowers are pink and are present for most of the year with the heaviest blooming from late winter to spring. Some plants may sucker.
This is a beautiful, long flowering species that, because of its height, would be at home in native cottage gardens and rockeries.
There is a cultivar known as “Pink Passion”. There appears to be little difference between the cultivar and the species.
Boronia crenulata was first named from collections made in the early 1800’s from material collected at King Georges Sound, Western Australia.
Propagate from cuttings.