Melianthus major

Honey bush


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An interesting range of subtle shades of blue-green on these plants grown from South African seed. Some are comparable, if not better than 'Antonow's Blue' and all are going to let the neighbors know you are a plant geek. Great leaves, spikes of peculiar flowers and inflated seed pods.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb
  • Shrub

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun
  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Summer