Pros_striatiflora.JPG (33822 bytes)Prostanthera striatiflora: is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is known as Jockey’s Cap. This common name refers to the shape of the flowers.
Prostanthera striatiflora is a dwarf to medium shrub with aromatic foliage. The flowers are about 2 centimetres long, white to cream with orange blotches on the lower lobe and purple stripes in the throat.
Jockey’s Cap inhabits semi-arid regions of New South Wales , South Australia , Western Australia and the Northern Territory . Plants will tolerate frosts and extended dry periods.
Without pruning, plants will become a trifle straggly. If pruned from an early age the plants will develop dense foliage and produces masses of flowers between August and November.
The plant illustrated was propagated from material we collected in the Flinders Ranges , South Australia , some years ago.
A well drained site in full sun or partial shade is appreciated by Prostanthera striatiflora.
Propagate from cuttings.