Prostanthera cuneata - Mint Bush - Plant in 9cm Pot
A very attractive small to medium size shrub originating from south east Australia and Tasmania. Small aromatic, glossy evergreen leaves, with toothed edges and a wedge shaped base make this an attractive plant all year round. In may the plant produces delightful orchid shaped flowers which are white flushed lilac with a purple spotted base. Cuneata is much hardier than other varieties of Prostanthera and should be fine outside in most of the Uk. I would recommend some winter protection in the vary coldest areas. Prostranthera are ericaceous so should not be planted in chalky or soil containing lime. This plant can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or other container as long as you ensure the pot does not freeze. Use a good quality ericaceous John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade, become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 11-12 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. ..