A small to medium dense shrub with highly aromatic foliage continuously releasing a mint essence into the atmosphere. A lavish display of violet flowers all but hides the soft leaves throughout spring and early summer, attracting butterflies and small insect-eating birds. Lends itself to hedging so plant close to paths and windows where you can enjoy the fragrance. Good pot plant also. Feed with a good native fertiliser, watering in afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn.
|Common Name:||Native Mint Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.8 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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