Prostanthera monticola – Buffalo Mint Bush

A spreading and open growing shrub from alpine areas of south eastern Australia, it grows from half a metre to a couple of metres high and wide. The flowers are pale grey-green with attractive purple veining, and occur in summer. Drought and frost tolerant.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Prostanthera monticola
Common Name : Mint Bush
Height : 2
Flower Color : White, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects