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Melianthus Major


Botanical Name Melianthus Major

Common Name - Honey Bush, Cape Honey flower

Description - Evergreen shrubby perennial growing to 3m with lush blue-grey foliage which is deeply divided with serrated edges. Flowers are reddish-brown. Great accent plant, fast growing and hardy in a wide range of climates including some frosts down to -4oC. If your area falls regularly below this temperature, treat this plant like a true perennial. Native of South Africa.

Flower Time - Rusty red tubular flowers in spring and summer

Size - Grows 3m high x 3-4m wide

Use - Easy to grow, hardy shrubby perennial. Excellent contrast plant with its bold texture and large blue, deeply incised leaves making a dramatic addition to containers or seasonal plantings. Full sun to part shade areas. It looks best when pruned hard once a year.

Position – Full sun to part shade

Maintenance - Prune hard once a year to keep bushy. Low watering needs & frost hardy.

At a Glance

  • Accent Plant
  • Low water usage
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