Prostanthera cuneata – Alpine Mint Bush

A tough evergreen little plant for cooler areas, it grows with a compact habit. It has attractive small round leaves that have a minty fragrance when crushed, due to the presence of oil glands in the leaves. It flowers from summer to autumn, with profuse white flowers with delicate orchid like markings in the flower throat. The flowers are nectar rich and attractive to bees and other insects. It likes a well drained but moist soil.

Family : Labiatae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Prostanthera cuneata
Common Name : Mint Bush
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Cream, Yellow, Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects