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Melianthus major ‘Antonow’s Blue’


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Description:
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.


Common Name: Peanut Butter Plant

Family: Melianthaceae (The Honeybush Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Damp sandy areas.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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