Melianthus Major - Honey Bush
Quite the dramatic & tropical looking accent plant, “Honey Bush” is prized for its large & luxuriant, serrated, blue-grey leaves. The 1 ft tall, upright, chocolate brown flower spikes are fascinating & appear in late Winter & early Spring.
A quick grower, this South African native can shoot up to about 5’ - 6’ tall or you can cut the stems back in early Spring before new growth begins to keep it much smaller.
Melianthus major is evergreen & hardy down to -5 C. The foliage is scented of hazelnut & is long lasting in arrangements.
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Can grow 1-1.5m high and wide