Melianthus major, Honeybush

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  • Regular price $24.50

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Grown from seed: This is a fantastic foliage plant with blue-green, large, architectural leaves with jagged edges. It persists into at least November here, even though it looks tropical! A plus for some, the leaves smell like peanut butter; but if you don't like that smell then it's best not to wallow in the leaves. In other words, the scent might be of interest to some but it can be easily avoided. An intriguing, tall, rich burgundy to brick-red arching spike nods at its tip. Wait until spring to cut back this perennial (and get someone who loves peanut butter to do it). 4-5' tall and clumping.

Minimum temperature: 0° F