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PROSTANTHERA walteri

Commonly known as Blotchy Mint Bush, Monkey Mint Bush

Highly unusual protruding flowers which are violet tinted bluish-green. Native to S.E. Australia, so only for the patio over summer or the cool greenhouse. It will certainly however surprise your visitors!
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
£13.50 each

Delivery Information Available again from summer 2020

 

  • Evergreen
  • Blue - leaves to 1.5cm (1½in) long, dark green above, paler beneath
  • Height - 30cm (12in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in) or more
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • 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 - - under glass - red spider mites, whiteflies
  • Place of origin - southeastern Australia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - broadly tubular 1.5cm (¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Prostanthera - Growing Guide
30cm (12in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in) or more
 

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