Alpine mint bush

Prostanthera cuneata

Alpine mint bush - Prostanthera cuneata

Common Name: Alpine mint bush
Genus: Prostanthera
Species: cuneata

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

An Australian native this is a compact aromatic evergreen shrub with small lustrous rounded leaves. From June to August clusters of tubular pure white flowers with distinctive purple and yellow markings appear. It is ideal for a sheltered sunny mixed or shrub border and looks particularly good among silver-leaved plants or strappy Phormiums.

  • Garden care: After flowering lightly trim or prune any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3inch) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.