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PROSTANTHERA phylicifolia

Commonly known as Spiked mint bush

Purple flowers and rosemary-like leaves. Frost hardy. Height to 2 metres
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£13.50 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Evergreen - narrow, blunt, dark green, rosemary-like leaves
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 1.2m-2m (4-6½ft)
  • Spread - 60-90cm (24-36in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - robust, erect shrub
  • 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 - Australia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - broadly bell-shaped, 5-lobed flowers
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • 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 -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Prostanthera - Growing Guide
1.2m-2m (4-6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  60-90cm (24-36in)
 

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