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.

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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants