Alpine Mint Bush
Our new favorite groundcover! We first saw Alpine Mint Bush at the University of Washington Arboretum and it was love at first sight! Growing to only a foot or two high by about 3 or 4 feet wide the Alpine Mint Bush has all the amazing qualities of its close relative the Australian Mint Bush in a low growing and much more cold hardy form! White flowers make a lovely carpet in late spring and attracts bees to your orchard or garden. Evergreen, fragrant and cute as a boot!
Latin Name: Prostanthera cuneata
Site and Soil: In cold climates keep in Alpine Mint Bush in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse and well-drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 0 degrees Fahrenheit and reliably hardy around the Northwest
Size at Maturity: 2 feet in height by 3 feet wide
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Pests & Diseases: We have not noticed any pest or disease damage to our Australian Mint Bush plants.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed