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Commonly known as Mint bush
DeciduousLance-shaped to elliptic toothed, mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetViolet pink
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightOpen, rounded subshrub
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originChina
Flower ShapeRacemesTerminal racemes 10-20cm (4-8in) long
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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(see photos above)Lanceolate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Scented PlantsScented foliageMint-scented.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil