Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
Applicant: Paul Carmen (on behalf of ANPS)
Date (when first selected or introduced): 1996 by Peter Goldup
Origin: Chance seedling from a garden in Moe Victoria in the early 1990s.
Description: Low spreading shrub, 1m (h) x 2m (w)
Flowers: Mauve, 15mm in diameter, from late winter to spring (Melbourne), late Spring (Canberra) October to November
Foliage colour: Dark green
Colour Coding RHS Colour Chart 1995:
Flowers: Purple Group 76a, throat 78b
Leaves (upper surface): Green Group 137a
Comparator/s: Prostanthera denticulata
Reasons for distinctiveness: Although the parentage of this cultivar is unknown it does seem to have affinities with Prostanthera denticulata. Prostanthera 'Mauve Mantle' is a dense prostrate to low growing groundcover with dark green leaves whereas Prostanthera denticulata is a more open, to upright shrub with spreading to erect branches and mid green leaves.
Comments: Prostanthera 'Mauve Mantle' has proven to be a very tough reliable groundcover and responds well to pruning.
ACRA References: ACRA 1516
Accepted for registration: 19 November 2014