Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Boronia Tylalge Ruby is a seedling selection and is thought to be a hybrid between Boronia muelleri and Boronia citriodora. It originated in the garden of Mrs Alvina Smith, Tynong North, Victoria. It is named after the property on which it originated and the applicant's mother. Registration applied for by Mrs Alvina Smith of Tynong North, Victoria, in February 1995.
DESCRIPTION: Small shrub. Leaves strongly fragrant (citronella), 7-11 lobed, to 2.5cm long. Leaflets 8 - 10 mm long, oil glands on upper surface, small hairs (sparse) on margins. Flowers usually 4 petals, 4 stamens and 4 carpels but occasionally 5 petals, 9 stamens and 5 carpels.
DIAGNOSIS: Boronia 'Tyalge Ruby' differs from B. muellerii by having smaller but strongly fragrant leaves, like B. citriodora. It differs from B. pilosa in having fragrant leaves. It has smaller leaves than B. citriodora and B. pinnata. It has larger leaves than B. citrata and B. 'Sunset Serenade' but is also more fragrant than the latter.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1989
Petal tips :75A merging to white base in young flowers
Petals: 75A in mature flowers.
CULTIVATION NOTES: Easily propagated from cuttings. Will tolerate full sun or part shade and heavy soils.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC559, ACRA526, CBG9501896
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 19 April 2000