Prostanthera monticola – Buffalo Mint Bush

A spreading and open growing shrub from alpine areas of south eastern Australia, it grows from half a metre to a couple of metres high and wide. The flowers are pale grey-green with attractive purple veining, and occur in summer. Drought and frost tolerant.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Prostanthera monticola
Common Name:Mint Bush
Other Common Names:Buffalo Mint Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Purple
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

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Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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