Its not frost tolerant however in full flower Prostanthera magnifica does live up to its name, it is magnificent.
This is an upright shrub that thrives in dry climates, in areas with naturally wet soil, or with high humidity in can be grown in containers or in a hilled up garden bed.
It will flower from spring right through summer, and with masses of purple to mauve flowers it puts on a long lasting show.
This is a Prostanthera species from Western Australia and you can buy this either as a grafted plant, which means it will be longer lived, or from seed grown plants which means it will be short lived, however still a great addition to the garden.
A well drained soil is essential and a sunny position with a little afternoon shade is best.
- Ensure good drainage before planting.
- Plant at the same level as the plant was in the container.
- Water in well immediately after planting.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool root run
- Fertilise using a native plant fertiliser (low phosphate)
- Botanical Name – Prostanthera magnifica
- Common Name – Magnificent Mint Bush. Mint Bush.
- Family – Lamiaceae
- Position – Part sun or with a little afternoon shade in summer.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 1.5 metres
- Spread – To around 1 metres.
- Flowers – Purple to mauve
- Flowering Time – Spring to summer
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerance – No.
- Drought tolerance – Medium