Prostanthera has quite stupendous purple bell shaped flowers covering this fragrant Australian native. Rising to six feet, this hardwood shrub with its tiny dark green leaves is a necessity for perennial gardens in mild winter areas where the temperature doesn’t go below 20 degrees. The purple flowers are tinted with pink, which makes an attractive complement to gray shrubs and other pink flowers.
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
No known Aromatherapy associations but the leaves are antibacterial; antifungal; and a carminative. The plant is rich in volatile oils, including menthol and cineole. They are used externally in the treatment of colds and headaches.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Lavender, Peppermint, Spearmint, Citronella, and Lemongrass
The Mint Bush family has a wide variety of variations that are often used Australian Bush cooking.