Mint Bush: Prostanthera rotundifolia


The Australian mint bushes really smell far superior to regular mint, not as sweet a bit more citric.

Prostanthera rotundifolia is the round leaf species, I love a round leaf, and it grows quickly and is highly perfumed. This is an example of it used to great a hedge, as it does grow fast you can see it hedges quite well, it would be a welcoming entrance  planting to walk through everyday to get to your front door. I’ve found Prostantheras’ to be very forgiving of quite heavy shade however they can be a bit finicky if it is hot and wet.


4 replies on “Mint Bush: Prostanthera rotundifolia”

  1. linda ellis on

    Have just found it with Brown leavers and looking dead can I cut it down will it come back or have I lost it its in a tub

  2. Kath Gadd on

    Hi Linda,

    That depends on what sort of brown leaves are they brownish black and soft or dry and brittle?

    Best Wishes,


  3. Dons on

    Heya! I’m in Brisbane. I’ve planted my Prostanthera rotundifolia where it will have full morning sun until about 1pm where it will be in shade from the house. How do you think this might fare? I’m hoping to grow it to hide an ugly fence that is about 1.5m high

    • Kath Gadd on

      Hi Dons,

      Apologies for the delayed response!I hope your P. routundifolia has been growing well, they can be a bit unhappy in the summer humidity but should be fine in that partly shaded spot.

      Let me know how you go,

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