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Melianthus major
Common Name: Peanut Butter Plant Family: Melianthaceae (The Honeybush Family)

Melianthus major
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Notes:
This intriguing plant has beautiful rippled and dissected pinnate, powdery blue foliage on stems between three and six feet. It is shy to flower in our climate though I have seen the intriguing red spikes on a few occasions in Vancouver and Victoria. The most interesting aspect of this plant is the fragrance of the foliage which is very close to that of peanut butter. Plant with chocolate cosmos, Cosmos atrosanguineus, to turn your border into a peanut butter cup!

Awards:
AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Native Habitat:
Damp sandy areas.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourBlue 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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