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PlantFiles: Oval Leaf Mint Bush
Prostanthera ovalifolia

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

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive feetdontfailme On Mar 30, 2011, feetdontfailme from La Verne, CA wrote:

Attractive plant, mint-scented foliage, and pretty flowers. The one thing that I can say slightly negative is that here in Southern California, when the soil gets a little dry, it droops significantly and tells you that it needs water. In general, it seems to like lots of water grown in a pot like mine is.

Regional...

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

Berkeley, California
La Verne, California
Oakland, California
San Leandro, California
Seattle, Washington



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