rotundifolia: is a member of the Lamiaceae family in company with the
Westringias and culinary mints. Its common name is Round-leaf Mint Bush. As
the name suggests the leaves are round and sometimes toothed. In common with
most native Mint Bushes, this species has extremely aromatic foliage.
Flowering is in spring and at this time the plants become covered with blooms.
Usually the flowers are blue but there is also a pink-flowered form. The
specimen illustrated is one of our pink flowering specimens.
Round-leaved Mint Bush has proved to be frost resistant. In very dry times the
plants may sometimes wilt. Judicious watering will bring the plants bouncing
rotundifolia could be cultivated in shrubberies or planted beside a path
where you brush against the plant and release the perfume from the foliage.
The species could also be planted under mature Eucalypts to create a woodland
effect. In these situations this Mint Bush will light up your woodland in
rotundifolia occurs in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. Prostanthera
incisa is almost identical except for the shape of the leaves.
flowering otherwise the plants will tend to become straggly.
Mint Bush propagates enthusiastically from cuttings.