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Prostanthera ‘Paorinda Ballerina’

Mint bush

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, blue, purple, red, yellow, green

Description

Prostanthera ‘Paorinda Ballerina’ (Mint bush). These are about 50 species of woody, evergreen shrubs; they will smell when crushed. The flowers will appear during the spring and summer they are trumpet-like with 2 lips and they will bloom in green, white, blue and purple, and even red and yellow.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and mint-scented foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need a warm climate and they prefer a sunny location with shelter from strong winds, with very well-drained soil. Leggy stems may be cut back after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

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