Prostanthera Poorinda Ballerina - mint bush
Lure in those beneficial pollinators with this pretty native mint bush. So many flowers you won't be able to see the leaves in spring - even the tubestock is covered in blooms, and the bees love them.
You can see in the image gallery how even the tiniest tubestock plant is completely covered in blossom - it's why we take so many photos of them. So if you're wondering how long until your tubestock flower - usually, the second you open the box!
Prostanthera 'Poorinda Ballerina' - native mint bushDESCRIPTION: Bushy Australian native shrub with green foliage and masses of white flowers in spring-summer. Occasionally you may get a pale lilac flower on a stem, this is normal. Foliage may turn purple-green in cold weather.
USE IN: Feature shrub, informal low hedge, in a mixed border. Suits cottage and wildlife gardens.
LOCATION: Prefers some shade from full sun in summer. Plant in free draining soil, moist and rich in organic matter; this one doesn't like drying out. Will tolerate a light frost once established.
CARE: Mulch and water well until established, and give extra water in times of low rainfall. Fast-growing - prune yearly by about one third after flowering to encourage new growth and a maintain the shape. Feed with a controlled release native fertiliser once a year after flowering.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-2M x 1.5M.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
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