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|
|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|
|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|
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