Prostanthera cuneata

Australian Alpine Mint Bush is a great, dense, low growing evergreen shrub for full sun and a warm position. The deep green small aromatic foliage is glossy and tightly congested on the stems. In late spring relatively large (compared to the leaves) cupped white flowers have an interior dotted with purple. Dense growing formal looking evergreen  in average well drained soil. To 2′ x 3′ in 5 years. Avoid the coldest gardens. Hardy in correct siting to 5ºF. Forms a low weed smothering layer. Moderately fast growing. Regular summer water. Moderate deer resistance. This is a true mint in a woody form. It occupies the highest sub alpine areas of the Great Dividing Range in Australia. There it can be found in herb communities with such shrubs as Leptospermum namadgiensis and Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. Niphophila (Snow Gum) and various tufted grasses. Wonderful aromatic shrub that is deep green year round.  Consistent water during the hottest times of the year.

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