Prostanthera_incana.jpg (61686 bytes)Prostanthera incana: is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is known as the Velvet Mintbush.

Prostanthera incana is a small to medium shrub with hairy juvenile growth. The leaves are two centimetres long, 1.5 centimetres wide, ovate, dull green, hairy and aromatic. The leaf margins are crenate (with rounded teeth).

Flowers are one centimetre long, lilac, pink or rarely white and carried in clusters. Blooms are conspicuous, profuse and appear in late spring and summer.

The Velvet Mintbush is a hardy shrub with attractive foliage and flowers. Prune lightly after flowering.

Prostanthera incana is found in coastal and tablelands areas of New South Wales. There is also an isolated occurrence in Victoria.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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