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Botanical Name: Melianthus comosus
Common Name(s): Touch-me-not
Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
A fast-growing shrub with strongly aromatic leaves. The bell shaped flowers are bright red with black markings at the throat and are borne in clusters in spring. Does well in coastal gardens. Attracts sunbirds.
Synonym: Melianthus insignis
Botanical Pronunciation: me-lee-AN-thus
The bell shaped flowers are bright red with black markings at the throat and are borne in clusters in spring.
This srub has strongly aromatic leaves.
Indigenous to Southern Africa.
Karoo kruidjie-roer-my-nie (A)
1.5 m * 1 m
Uses in landscape design
Does well in coastal gardens.