The Q&A Archives: Mint Bush

Question: I am trying to track down what has been called Australian Mint, Mint Bush, or Prostanthera. I have seen it in a garden center and have not been able to find it again. It is potted throughout the summer and left outside and brought inside for the winter. It can grow tall and has small purple flowers. Are you familiar with it and if so, can I purchase one or ask that one of your retailers in the Boston area order one from you? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.


Answer: I think you are asking about Prostanthera rotundifolia. Here is a photo and description ot make sure it is the same plant. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

Thank you for asking but this plant is not listed in the Monrovia plant lists. You would need to check with your local retailers directly and see if they could get it for you, otherwise in a brief search I was only able to locate one possible source for this plant. Please note I have no personal experience with this nursery, but they list it in their catalog.

I hope this helps!

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