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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. This plant comes from sandy soils in the Eyre District of southern Western Australia. It was named to honor William Baxter, a 19th century English plant explorer and botanical collector. This plant is a 2010 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction. 

Information about Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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