• Melianthus major
  • Melianthus major
  • Melianthus major
  • Melianthus major
    Melianthus major
    Melianthus major
    Melianthus major
    Melianthus major

Melianthus major

Honey Flower, Great Honey Flower, Honey Bush, Great Honey Bush
Size: ex 3L pot

Availability: In stock

£13.99

Quick Overview

  • Exotic foliage
  • Serrated pinnate leaves
  • Unusual rusty-red flower
  • Full sun, drought-tolerant

Description

Melianthus major, the Honey Flower or Great Honey Bush, is a fast-growing evergreen shrub from South Africa with glaucous-green pinnate foliage that is deeply divided and combed at the margins giving it a very exotic appearance. It creates a many-branched medium-height shrub and often suckers vigourously from the base. 

Melianthus major has distinctively exotic brownish-red flowerspikes borne on the end of tall woody stems and in milder areas - where the foliage has survived winter - these flowers are produced on the previous year's growth in early spring. In colder regions the leaves and stems are cut down by the frost and it should be treated as a herbaceous perennial and pruned back to the base from where the new growth will appear. In either situation the roots should be given a thick winter mulch. Depending on the region and the severity of the winter, wrapping the entire plant in several layers of horticultural fleece may be enough to see it through the winter withoug losing its top growth.

Melianthus major is a distinctive plant and its serrated pinnate leaves and fast growth have made it very popular plant in exotic gardens. It needs a sunnny aspect and in the UK a warm sheltered position with a rich moist soil will see it put on the most growth. Extra winter care as outlined above will usually be needed.

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Beautiful and unique plant Review by victoria
As usual the plant arrived in excellent condition and really well packaged, It is a great addition to my garden and is a beautiful shade of green and unique leaves that look like they have been crimped. It has grown well and gives that tropical feel, I am most likely going to buy another one (or two)! (Posted on 02/06/2016)

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Melianthus major

Honey Flower, Great Honey Flower, Honey Bush, Great Honey Bush
Size: ex 3L pot

Availability: In stock

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