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Prostanthera rotundifolia

round-leaved mint bush

A rounded shrub growing to 2m and 1.5m in width. Small, rounded dull green leaves are aromatic and grow to 1cm. The flowers are purple, lilac or occasionally white or pink, occurring in large clusters.
originNSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
cultural notesA fast growing shrub that prefers moist, well drained soils in a partly shaded position.
maintenanceShould be pruned after flowering to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
toleratesFrost tolerant, moderately drought tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring.
flower colourCommonly purple or lilac, occassionally white or pink. Flowers occur in clusters from the leaf axils.
foliage colourLeaves are dull green, rounded and sometimes toothed. The leaves are highly aromatic when crushed.
widthup to 1.5m
heightup to 2m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive shrub, particularly when in flower. Good along paths where aroma is released when brushed against.

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