Prostanthera cuneata

Scientific name: Prostanthera cuneata


Common names: “Australian mint bush” “alpine mint bush”

Plant Type: Evergreen shrub


Zone: 9-10

Light: Full sun – light shade

Exposure: Sheltered from cold winter winds

Soil: Average fertility

Moisture: Average moisture but well drained


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Plant Size: 1-3′ H & W , can be short lived

Leaf and Stem shape: Highly aromatic tiny, glossy, rounded leaves

Flower: White or pale lilac flowers with dark purple spots, in summerImage result for prostanthera cuneata

Pruning: Lightly prune after bloom

Maintenance: Low, trim to shape if necessary

Landscape use: Mixed borders, Mediterranean climate, gravel garden, container plant

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Can get whiteflies and spidermites indoors

*Deer resistant

Comments: ~AGM winner, native to Australia and Tasmania, wonderful scent when touched

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