Prostanthera cuneata – Alpine Mint Bush

A tough evergreen little plant for cooler areas, it grows with a compact habit. It has attractive small round leaves that have a minty fragrance when crushed, due to the presence of oil glands in the leaves. It flowers from summer to autumn, with profuse white flowers with delicate orchid like markings in the flower throat. The flowers are nectar rich and attractive to bees and other insects. It likes a well drained but moist soil.

Scientific Name:Prostanthera cuneata
Family:Labiatae
Common Name:Mint Bush
Other Common Names:Alpine Mint Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Yellow, Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Fragrant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.