Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - September
|Common name ||round-leaved mintbush|
|Scientific name ||Prostanthera rotundifolia R.Br.|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From Greek prostheke; an appendix and anthera; an anther, referring to the appendage on the stamens.
Species: Referring to the round shape of the leaves.
|Distribution ||Occurring from south-eastern Queensland along the Great Dividing Range to the Grampians in western Victoria, and into Tasmania.|
|Native habitat ||Grows in sheltered sites in sclerophyll forest, on margins of rainforest, in woodland, often in rocky areas, in sandy to sandy-loam soils |
|Description || |
A dwarf to medium shrub, with purple flowers.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in spring.|
Location in Garden
You can see this species scattered throughout our Fruit Loop, near Melaleuca House Cafe.
It needs moderately well-drained soils in a semi-shaded to full sun position. Plants are frost hardy and respond well to pruning or clipping, they can be used as a low hedge. The highly aromatic foliage and pretty mauve flowers makes it a very decorative garden plant.
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