Last week I featured the Boronia fraseri, this week I am featuring the Boronia telopea.
Boronia Telopea Description
Common Name: Telopea Valley Star
Flower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Habit: Shrub to 1m
Flowering: Mostly Spring but may flower any season
There is not an awful lot of information available on the Boronia telopea valley star species however I will provide you with what I can.
I wanted to feature this variety, even though it is similar to the fraseri, because I really like the simple contrast between the light pink flowers and the bright, light green leaves.
It is no surprise that it looks similar to Boronia fraseri because the telopea is a hybrid of Boronia fraseri and Boronia mollis.
Growing Boronia Telopea Valley Star
Being a hybrid, there is no specific naturally occuring location, however the telopea has been proven to grow well on in cool to temperate climates on the East Coast of Australia. Testing in tropical area’s has been limited.
This variety is generally quite hardy, able to survive mild frost and mild drought conditions. For other Boronia varieties, check out Boronia Pinnata and Boronia Megastigma.
The Boronia telopea valley star also responds really well to regular pruning and shaping. In this variety, as in many, regular pruning really does encourage it to grow more densely.
I couldn’t say what sort of garden position would be best for the Boronia telopea, however I would plant it in a position that is at least part shade as most Boronia’s I have grown have required some shade to really thrive.