Melianthus major

Botanical Name: Melianthus major

Common Name(s): Honeyflower

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Description:

Excellent subject for accent planting, it has large, deeply serrated grey leaves and deep maroon flowers on terminal spikes in spring. Once established, it is drought tolerant.

Family: Melianthaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: me-lee-AN-thus may-jor.

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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:
Deep maroon flowers on terminal spikes in spring.


Foliage

Description:
 Has large, deeply serrated grey leaves.


Origin

Indigenous to South Africa.

 

Other Languages

 kruidjie-roer-my-nie (A)
 ibonya (Z)
 ubulungubemamba (X)

 

Size

2 m * 1.5 m

Uses in landscape design

Excellent subject for accent planting.

 

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