Prostanthera cuneata ‘Cool Mint’ – Mint Bush


A compact and shapely small shrub which grows to around 70 centimetres high and wide. It has small and attractive shiny dark green foliage which compliments the purple throated white flowers. When crushed it gives off an aromatic minty fragrance. It flowers from summer through to autumn, and they are nectar rich. Likes a sunny to partly shaded position in moist and well drained soil. Very frost tolerant. Plant near paths so the foliage fragrance can be enjoyed. Tip prune if needed. Good for low hedging.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name: Cool Mint
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.7
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Prostanthera cuneata
Common Name : Mint Bush
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : White, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects