Prostanthera nivea var. nivea

Snowy Mint Bush

Family: Lamiaceae

Prostanthera nivea var. nivea, Snowy Mint Bush is an upright shrub growing to a height of 3 metres.

Leaves are light green, linear and about 4 centimetres long. Flowers are white to mauve. From September to December plants become covered in blooms. Prune after flowering to prevent plants becoming straggly.

Prostanthera nivea var. nivea is widespread and is found in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

 

In the garden

Prostanthera nivea var. nivea is a handsome, eye catching shrub particularly during the flowering period.

The Snowy Mint Bush would be an ideal addition a native shrubbery.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings.

Other information

The species and variety name means snowy white and refers to the flowers.

 

By Warren and Gloria Sheather