PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata'

Commonly known as Purple mint bush

Bushy shrub with grey-green variegated leaves and cup-shaped purple flowers in terminal racemes
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PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata'

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£13.50 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022

 

  • Evergreen
    Oval leaves 3cm (1½in) long.
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height
    To 1.8m (6ft)
  • Spread
    To 1.8m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - red spider mite and whitefly in greenhouse
  • Place of origin
    eastern Australia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped - 1cm (½in) across
  • Racemes
    leafy, terminal racemes 6-7cm (2½-2¾in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - in greenhouse - loam based potting compost full light
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Prostanthera - Growing Guide
to 1.8m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 1.8m (6ft)
 

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