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Prostanthera nivea

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Evergreen, Shrubs

PROSTANTHERA

Australian natives with minty smelling foliage and an enormous profusion of small flowers, usually in shades of purplish blue or white. 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. These plants require excellent drainage.

Prostanthera nivea

Grows to 7 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.

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