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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants