Prostanthera_granitica.jpg (47801 bytes)Prostanthera granitica: is a member of the Lamiaceae family in company with the Prostantheras and culinary mints.

Prostanthera granitica is a small, spreading shrub with aromatic foliage. The leaves are small, up to 15 millimetres long, moderately crowded, mid green and harsh to the touch.

Flowers are one centimetre across, mid violet to purple and are carried in the upper leaf axils. Blooms are profuse and conspicuous during the spring flowering period.

Prostanthera granitica is an interesting Mint Bush with unusual foliage and colourful flowers.

This species would be an interesting addition to larger rockeries and native cottage gardens.

Prostanthera granitica is a native of New South Wales and is found in the Tablelands and Western Slopes and Plains. The specimen illustrated was growing near the Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve near Coonabarabran. In this area Prostanthera granitica was a dominant understorey shrub.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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