Variegated Oval Leaf Mint Bush
Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prostanthera (pros-TAN-ther-uh) (Info)
Species: ovalifolia (o-val-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Knights Landing, California

Mill Valley, California

San Anselmo, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

Santa Cruz, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 9, 2011, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

The foliage of this shrub is delicious! You can smell it 12 feet away, it is very aromatic. The variegation is so nice and bright, I would have planted this even if it didn't bloom!