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Products > Prostanthera 'Poorinda Bride'
 
Prostanthera 'Poorinda Bride' - Poorinda Bride Mint Bush

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [P.'Poorinda Ballerina'?]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Prostanthera 'Poorinda Bride' (Poorinda Bride Mint Bush) - An upright growing shrub to 4 to 5 feet tall with small trowel-shaped dark green leaves. The flowers, borne in profusion in later spring, are white with a hint of violet and have a yellow throat. This quick growing plant benefits from being pruned back annually by about one third to help promote a bushy shape. Plant in full sun (coastal) or light shade/part day sun, in a well-drained soil with regular irrigation. This Prostanthera is hardier than many other mint bushes and can tolerate temperatures down to at least 15 F. The Poorinda name is attached to many well known Australian cultivars, particularly Grevillea. All plants bearing this name originated on the property of the late Leo Hodge in north-eastern Victoria. In the U.S., this plant was a Spring 2003 Plant Introduction by UCSC Koala Blooms. We grew this plant from 2003 until 2008 - it may still be available from other nurseries in the UCSC Koala Blooms program.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Prostanthera 'Poorinda Bride'.
 
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