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Scarlet Mint Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prostanthera aspalathoides

 

Scarlet Mint Bush

Prostanthera are bushy evergreen shrubs native to Australia. They have aromatic small dark green leaves, and in late Spring or early Summer terminal clusters of cup-shaped flowers. Prostanthera aspalathoides grows wild in Australia, and is a compact evergreen shrub, usually less than a metre high, with small aromatic leaves, and tubular red to orange flowers - occasionally the flowers are white or yellow

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plant Features
  • Scarlet Mint Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Scarlet Mint Bush likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Scarlet Mint Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Scarlet Mint Bush likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Scarlet Mint Bush

Latin name

Prostanthera aspalathoides

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Scarlet Mint Bush likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Scarlet Mint Bush is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Scarlet Mint Bush likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Scarlet Mint Bush likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Scarlet Mint Bush is 0.50meters x 0.80meters 0.50 M 0.80 M

Prostanthera aspalathoides

Prostanthera are bushy evergreen shrubs native to Australia. They have aromatic small dark green leaves, and in late Spring or early Summer terminal clusters of cup-shaped flowers. Prostanthera aspalathoides grows wild in Australia, and is a compact evergreen shrub, usually less than a metre high, with small aromatic leaves, and tubular red to orange flowers - occasionally the flowers are white or yellow


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Flowers appear in late Spring or early Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

If planting in a container, use a loam-based compost, and place the container in full light, and keep the compost moist but not waterlogged. If planting outdoors, choose a sunny site with moist but free-draining soil

 

Propagating by semi-ripe cuttings

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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