Pros_cuneata.JPG (30154 bytes)Prostanthera cuneata: is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is known as the Alpine Mint Bush.
Prostanthera cuneata is a dwarf to medium spreading shrub. The strongly aromatic leaves are roughly oval in shape tapering to the base. They are dark green above and paler beneath. Flowers are about 1.5 centimetres long and white with coloured blotches in the throat. They are said to be sweetly fragrant. Flowering occurs between November and April.
The Alpine Mintbush is a handsome shrub. Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive features.
Prostanthera cuneata is found in the high altitude regions of New South Wales , Victoria and Tasmania . We have observed the species growing in Kosciuszko National Park . Prostanthera cuneata in company with Grevillea australis are often the dominant shrubs in alpine areas.
There is a cultivar known as “Alpine Gold” that has green and gold variegated foliage.
Propagate from cuttings.