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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 in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon'.
 
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