Just LOVING how quickly our Australian Mint Bush has grown! First trying this out back on the farm, when we downsized to the city, I special ordered this and have zero regrets, as she is soooo gorgeous, don't you think? I planted it at about 30" high and it is now nearly full grown, at 5' with a supposed max height of 6' - and as you can see, looks really lovely against the cedar fence.
While it smells great and can be used as a savory herb (like a cross between thyme and mint, I've read), this is fortunately NOT a true mint, so there are no worries about it taking over your lawn (although I wouldn't mind a hedge of these now, would I...). It survived our Seattle winter into the upper teens and 20's, and is absolutely loving the afternoon sun here. Cannot recommend this one enough!!
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ~ Alice Walker