Prostanthera magnifica – Mint Bush

An upright shrub from Western Australia that has a beautiful massed display of mauve to pink flowers which have attractive contrasting purple to scarlet bracts. It naturally grows in drier areas, but can be successfully grown in more humid areas in a large container, or as a grafted plant, or as a short lived spectacular specimen. Likes a sunny to part shaded spot and well drained soil. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser. Flowers for many months, from spring to summer. Frost sensitive.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Prostanthera magnifica
Common Name:Mint Bush
Other Common Names:Magnificent Mint Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink, Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.