Australian Mint Bush
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 rotundifolia
Grows 6 ft. tall, nearly as wide, producing purple-blue flowers in spring.
Native to the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. The species has lobed or scallop-e...
Grows 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.
These Sisyrinchium relatives have dark green, grasslike leaves arising from short, woody rhiz...