Melianthus Major (Honey Bush) 3 litre Tall pot
25/03/23: As you know I have re-located now; I am taking these off stock as I cannot see healthy new growth yet. Please bear with me, I will place them back into the stock list as soon as I can. So glad to have so much interest in these wonderful plants.
Sometimes called Peanut Butter Plant, because of the scent of the leaves when rubbed. This picture shows a four year old plant in the Cow Shed Garden. It survives the Winter so appears to be hardy. A spectacular specimen foliage plant, particularly effective in containers or in a prime frontal position in the border. This forms a large clump of blue-green leaves, looking almost like some kind of exotic fern. Where hardy, this can form a large woody bush with big spikes of reddish-purple fragrant flowers in early summer. The flower spikes left on the plant do from a nice display too. we have harvested some for seed here and will leave some on. Ours is now about 8 feet tall. I am now growing them on quite successfully from seed and root cuttings at the moment.
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