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PROSTANTHERA rotundifolia

Commonly known as Round-leaved mint bush

Mint-scented leaves and purple flowers
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  • 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 -
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  • 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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