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.
|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|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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