Prostanthera ovalifolia variegata – Variegated Mint Bush

A novel variegated form of the Mint Bush, this plant has strong visual and olfactory appeal. The dainty purple flowers appearing in spring contrast well with the downy soft variegated foliage. Place this somewhere in the garden where you can appreciate the refreshing, light scent emitted by the leaves. It also looks striking when planted next to dark foliage.
Prune lightly after flowering to maintain dense shape.

Scientific Name:Prostanthera ovalifolia variegata
Common Name:Mint Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Variegated
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants