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|
|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|
|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, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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