PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata'

Commonly known as Purple mint bush

Bushy shrub with grey-green variegated leaves and cup-shaped purple flowers in terminal racemes
Further Reading....
  • 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
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata'

 

 

  • 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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • 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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