Scientific Name

Backyard Habitat Native Plant, Native Plants

Prosanthera are generally known as ‘mint bushes’ because of the aromatic foliage of many species.

Prosanthera is an erect shrub that grows to about 1.5 metres in height and a similar width. Their pretty flowers are unusual in having the shape of a cross, making it an interesting plant for the garden.

It prefers well-drained soils in a sunny or semi-shaded location and should not be allowed to dry out.