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Prostanthera ovalifolia - mint bush

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Australian native large shrub with soft green menthol-scented foliage and masses of purple-lilac flowers during spring. Stunning in full flower as a feature, hedge, or in a mixed border. Suits cottage gardens.

Flower image: David LochlinFlickr cropped to size, of P. caerulea, a similar mint bush, for illustration. Flower colour is variable

Prostanthera ovalifolia - oval-leaf mint bush

DESCRIPTION: Bushy Australian native shrub with soft green menthol-scented foliage and masses of purple-lilac-pink flowers during spring.
USE IN: Stunning in full flower as a feature shrub, hedge, or in a mixed border. Suits cottage gardens.
LOCATION: Prefers some shade from full sun in summer. Plant in free draining soil, moist and rich in organic matter. Will tolerate a light frost once established. Site it where you can brush past to enjoy the aromatic leaves.
CARE: Mulch and water well until established. Prune yearly by about one third after flowering to encourage new growth and a dense pleasing shape. Feed with a controlled release native fertiliser once a year after flowering.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2-3M x 2-3M.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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