AWARD

PROSTANTHERA rotundifolia

Commonly known as Round-leaved mint bush

Mint-scented leaves and purple flowers
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PROSTANTHERA rotundifolia

 
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
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Evergreen
    scarcely toothed leaves to 1cm (½in) long, deep green above, paler beneath
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple to lilac-purple
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy, spreading shrub with slender, hoary stems
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - under glass - red spider mites, whiteflies
  • Place of origin
    southeastern Australia (inc. Tasmania)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - bell-shaped, 1cm (½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • 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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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 - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Prostanthera - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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