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Melianthus major

Mostly grown for its bluish green, arching and rather oddly scented foliage. Great for creating a lush, slightly tropical look. Might flower in a very sheltered south facing garden. To 2m. Frost hardy.

At a glance

Common Name
Honeybush
Type
Frost-hardy perennial
Height
Over 1.2m
Colour
Purple
Spread Rate
Moderate
Flowering
Late Summer
Awards
RHS AGM Award

Sue's Notes

Melianthus will withstand a mild winter, but it's best grown against a sheltered wall, or brought into under cover in winter in colder areas.

 
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