Does anybody grow any species of Prostanthera?

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David Dickinson

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Does anybody grow any species of Prostanthera?
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:09:42 PM »
I saw an article on "Gardeners' World" entitled "10 unusual herbs to grow" and listed is Prosanthera rotundifolia. http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/herbs/10-unusual-ornamental-herbs-to-grow/5539.html?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=10%20unusual%20ornamental%20herbs&utm_campaign=GW%20weekly%20newsletter%2013%2F08%2F2015 . It looks very nice.

Further research on the internet turned up some other nice plants too - Prostanthera magnifica calling to mind a little the flower of Salvia Pachyphylla which was discussed on this forum recently. It seems that Prosanthera can be grown in pots. Any information would be gratefully received.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.