Melianthus comosus

Botanical Name: Melianthus comosus

Common Name(s): Touch-me-not

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Description:

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.

Family: Melianthus

Synonym: Melianthus insignis

Botanical Pronunciation: me-lee-AN-thus

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Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Low Watering
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Pruning Required

Flowers


August
September
October

Description:
The bell shaped flowers are bright red with black markings at the throat and are borne in clusters in spring.


Foliage

Fruit

Growth Rate

Fast

Interesting Info

This srub has strongly aromatic leaves.

 

Origin

Indigenous to Southern Africa.

 

Other Languages

 Karoo kruidjie-roer-my-nie (A)

Size

1.5 m * 1 m

Uses in landscape design

Does well in coastal gardens.

 

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