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Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'
Common Name: Peanut Butter Plant Family: Melianthaceae (The Honeybush Family)

Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'
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This form of the Giant Honey Bush or Peanut Butter Plant has evergreen, powdery blue, highly textural foliage along red stems to eight feet tall. In late spring, spikes of deep burgundy, nectar rich flowers will attract numerous bird species to the garden. This represents one of the hardiest clones of this species, appropriate in Zones 7 and higher. Prune hard after flowering. Full sun and sharp-draining soils. Plant the crown three inches below grade to increase general hardiness in colder climates.


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 ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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