Mint Bush 'Poorinda Ballerina'

Prostanthera

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prostanthera (pros-TAN-ther-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Poorinda Ballerina

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 13, 2005, Baa wrote:

Garden origin plant, seedling of Prostanthera 'Snow Queen'.

Has thin, mid to deep green leaves that have a menthol scent. Bears innumerable small, white flowers with spotted yellow throats which almost hides the foliage.

Flowers in summer.

Loves a well drained soil and likes a little shade during the hottest part of the day but it won't grow in shade. Not terribly frost hardy so best brought in undercover in cold regions for winter.

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