Melianthus Major (Honey Bush)
Sometimes called Peanut Butter Plant, because of the scent of the leaves when rubbed. Here at Sonoma I have 2 established plants which have survived and re-grown for the last 4 years, so one the whole, non-hardy status seems to be a thing of the past for these. 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-brown fragrant flowers in early summer.