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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon'.
 
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