Boronia Megastigma Jack Maguires Red is a small evergreen Australian native shrub with fine aromatic foliage. During the Winter and Spring months, this Boronia bears a profusion of burgundy red, bell like flowers which are highly fragrant, one of the most exquisite perfumes you will smell, Chanel, would love to bottle this fragrance, its that good.... if anybody speaks to her, let her know i can hook her up with some stock !!
Jack Mac, can grow 1 metre tall by 1 metre wide in full shade to part shaded gardens in cool to moist, well drained soils. Keep Jack Mac moist over the summer months and don't allow to dry out during the hottest part of the year, mulch well around to ensure the roots are cool and make sure there is plenty of airflow, so that it doesn't rot in the winter months.
Jack Mac is ideal for native gardens, rockeries, containers / pots and the flowers can be cut and used for indoors and decoration, to enjoy that exquisite fragrance.
Lamium Maculatum or Beacon Silver is a mat forming perennial ground cover plant that has grey-green foliage with silver markings and bears clusters of hooded mauve/purple/pinkish flowers during the spring and summer months.
Beacon Silver grows well in full sun, but prefers part shade or filtered light positions in moist to well drained soils. I have used Beacon silver in heavy shade ( full shade) and it has performed well.
Beacon Silver will grow 15cms tall by up to 1 metre wide and is a fantastic ground cover for underneath trees or spilling over banks, pots and retaining walls. it also makes a great hanging basket.
Absolutely beautiful in flower in partial shaded areas and even when its not in flower the foliage is just as attractive on its own.