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Products > Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon'
Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon' - UCSC Koala Blooms Intro

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: Mauve
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Prostanthera baxteri - A medium sized upright shrub to 3-4 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with whitish-silver hairs that cover the stems, new growth and light green inch-long narrow leaves. In spring appear the soft mauve flowers in profusion near the tips of the branches.

Plant in full sun to light shade. It is hardy to moderate frost and extended dry conditions and responds well to pruning or shearing. Tolerates regular irrigation and more shade if soil drainage is good.

Prostanthera baxteri comes from sandy soils in the Eyre District of southern Western Australia. The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'prostheke' meaning "an appendix" and 'anthera' meaning an "anther" in reference to the appendage on the stamens. The specific epithet honors William Baxter, a 19th century English plant explorer and botanical collector. This plant was a 2010 University of California Santa Cruz Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction Program that we sold this plant from 2010 until 2013. 

This information about Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.