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Prostanthera rotundifolia

Round-leaved mint bush

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourDeep green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Prostanthera rotundifolia (Round-leaved mint bush). This shrub produces lilac or mauve but sometimes whitish flowers, they are arranged in large open or more compact clusters, The leaves are dense dark green and very aromatic.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Mint bush

Origin

S.E Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and mint-scented foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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 is from seeds or cuttings which should be taken in the summer.

Propagation

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

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