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Honey Bush. A supremely architectural plant with deeply cut glaucous grey blue leaves, Crimson and brick red flowers are borne in late summer. Will be evergreen in a mild winter but may be cut back to the ground in a more severe one. Height up to 2m and spread 1m. Unbeatable in a hot dry position.
Honeybush, Honey flower
Melianthus major (Honeybush). The leaves are toothed, pinnate and very large. The flowers are produced in long spikes of reddish-brown blooms they are followed by decorative seedpods.
Grow them in full sun or partial-shade in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.
Foliage, ornamental, hedging, border, interesting leaves
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