Prostanthera or Mint Bush are aromatic flowering plants from the mint or Lamiaceae family that are native to Australia.
What is a Prostanthera?
Prostanthera is a small shrubby frost tender to frost hardy evergreen plants that are bushy and range in size from 0.5m to over 1.5m tall. They have aromatic mint scented foliage that can be green, silvery grey or variegated and carry masses of white, pink or purple flowers in late spring or summer.
Where to plant Prostanthera?
Prostanthera need a sunny shelter spot with moist but well drained soil. They make ideal patio pots as these can be moved to frost free areas in winter. In costal or milder part of the country Prostanthera can be grown in garden borders and the larger forms make great feature plants.
How to care for a Prostanthera?
Prostanthera are easy to look after. Water young and pot grown plants in dry spells. A light trim after flowering can be used to reshape plants. In areas that may get a heavy frost protect plants grown in borders with fleece in winter.