A fabulous structural and architectural plant from Southern Africa with beautiful blue-green textured foliage. In spring, deep red flowers rise up from the top of the stems. The Flowers drip nectar that is loved by honey eaters. I have a family of Double Bar Finches that nest in the Worthy of a place in any large garden. Drought and frost tolerant.
H:150cm   W:150cm 

Frost hardy

Low water use

Full sun/part shade


SKU 1969
Brand Perennialle Plants

Stable perennial feature plant

By: on 17 April 2023
The blue/grey serrated foliage is unusual for this tall perennial, which doesn't smell great when cutting back, but this is more than made up for in the reliable growth during autumn, winter and spring. It gets a little ragged after the red flowers in early summer when it benefits from a chop back hard and the reward is fresh new growth at a time when other perennials are sleeping. Birds are attracted to the nectar of the red flowers. I wouldn't be without it.

Melianthus Major.

By: on 17 April 2020
Thank you. My Order arrived all ok. I have been wanting this plant for a very long time but you are the only one that seemed to have it , my lucky day when I found it online. Thank you again. Very happy

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