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Products > Prostanthera rotundifolia 'Rosea'
 
Prostanthera rotundifolia 'Rosea' - Roundleaf Mint bush
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Prostanthera rotundifolia 'Rosea' (Roundleaf Mint bush) A moderately fast growing dense shrub to 5 to 6 feet tall by as wide with slender branches holding small rounded dark green leaves that are pleasantly aromatic. In spring into summer appear in profusion the small clusters of half inch wide rose-pink flowers held at the stem tips. Unlike some mint flowers these have petals in two lips of nearly equal length.

Plant is full sun to part shade in a well-drained soil with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 20 F. An attractive dense growing shrub that is showy in flowers. Prune tip growth for denser growth. Makes an excellent screen plant and is a good indicator plant for when to irrigate the dry garden.

Prostanthera rotundifolia is a widespread shrub in Australia that occurs naturally from inland Queensland south through New South Wales, , Victoria and South Australia down to Tasmania. The name for the genus is from the Greek word 'prostheke' meaning an "appendix" and 'anthera' meaning an "anther" in reference to the appendages on the stamens and the specific epithet means round leaves. 

This information about Prostanthera rotundifolia 'Rosea' 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.