Prostanthera cuneata ‘Cool Mint’ – Mint Bush

 

A compact and shapely small shrub which grows to around 70 centimetres high and wide. It has small and attractive shiny dark green foliage which compliments the purple throated white flowers. When crushed it gives off an aromatic minty fragrance. It flowers from summer through to autumn, and they are nectar rich. Likes a sunny to partly shaded position in moist and well drained soil. Very frost tolerant. Plant near paths so the foliage fragrance can be enjoyed. Tip prune if needed. Good for low hedging.

Scientific Name:Prostanthera cuneata
Family:Lamiaceae
Common Name:Mint Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:White, Purple
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Border plant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.