Australian natives with minty smelling foliage and an enormous profusion of small flowers, usually in shades of purplish blue or white. These plants require excellent drainage. Although they tend to be short lived, they grow quickly and put on a good show. Prune them carefully; avoid cutting into bare wood or doing any other hard pruning. There are many species available; look for them at specialists’ nurseries or at plant sales held by botanical gardens.Prostanthera nivea
Grows 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.Prostanthera nivea induta
Upright, compact form. Grows to 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Narrow, silvery leaves somewhat longer than 1 in. Produces blue flowers in the spring.
Grows 6 ft. tall, nearly as wide, producing purple-blue flowers in spring.
Grows 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.
Upright, compact form. Grows to 6 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide. Narrow, silvery leaves somewhat longer than 1 ...
These Sisyrinchium relatives have dark green, grasslike leaves arising from short, woody rhiz...