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Prostanthera ovalifolia

Mint bush

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height2m to 4.2m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Prostanthera ovalifolia (Mint bush). This is a short-lived mint bush which bears large sprays of rich purple flowers in the spring. It will form a large shrub or small tree which is about 1.8m tall, it is either upright, dense or spreading. The leaves are small and oval they have a dark green above and greyish green underneath.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

E. Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and mint-scented foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need a warm climate which is essential. They prefer a sunny location with shelter from strong winds, with very well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed or from cuttings which should be taken in the summer.

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