Melianthus major

Honey flower. Striking evergreen shrub to 8’ tall and wide grown primarily for its bold and highly textural foliage. Plants bear large, blue-green leaves that are coarsely serrated and extremely pungent when brushed against; one common name, Touch-me-not, gives the gardener polite warning. Tall brownish-red flowering racemes appear in summer, but in truth it is the foliage that warrants the most attention. Almost primeval in its appearance, the honey flower is best utilized in containers as a specimen, or beside pools or streams where it can call to mind what plants must have looked like “way back when”. Plant in full sun or light shade in moisture-retentive, well-drained soils. Provide moderate water. Hardy to 20F. South Africa.

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