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Mint bush

Prostanthera spp.

Also known as

Australian mint bush

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mint bush Overview

A genus of around 90 species of evergreen, bushy shrubs in the Lamiaceae (mint or dead nettle) family with aromatic dark green foliage and sprigs of tiny cup-shaped flowers in late Spring. They originate from Australia where they mainly grow in arid regions. They are cultivated for their scented leaves and attractive flowers and for the production of essential oils. In cultivation they need protection from frosts and excessive winter wet.

How to propagate Mint bush

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Other uses of Mint bush

Grown for their flowers and mint-scented foliage.

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