Prostanthera caerulea Lilac Mint Bush
2m x 1m Fl. Spring
Grows naturally in gullies and rocky areas north from Wollongong in NSW and into Qld.
Compact upright dense shrub with large dark green aromatic leaves and clusters of bluish mauve flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun to semi-shade. Excellent for understorey planting or as a foreground shrub. Prune lightly once a year after flowering. Attracts butterflies and bees.