Prostanthera magnifica – Mint Bush

An upright shrub from Western Australia that has a beautiful massed display of mauve to pink flowers which have attractive contrasting purple to scarlet bracts. It naturally grows in drier areas, but can be successfully grown in more humid areas in a large container, or as a grafted plant, or as a short lived spectacular specimen. Likes a sunny to part shaded spot and well drained soil. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser. Flowers for many months, from spring to summer. Frost sensitive.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Prostanthera magnifica
Common Name : Mint Bush
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : Red, Pink, Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects