Prostanthera ‘Poorinda Ballerina’ – Mint Bush

A small to medium dense shrub with small leaves and masses of white flowers in spring. Much tougher than other Prostantheras. Ballerina is an old time favourite native that has proven itself over many years to be a great garden plant. Can be clipped as a hedge or used as a feature shrub or pot plant. It is also good for low maintenance gardens, as it will still look good even with little care, and can be used for informal hedging and screening.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Prostanthera
Cultivar:Poorinda Ballerina
Common Name:Mint Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance: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:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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