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Prostanthera 'Mauve Mantle'

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