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Stenanthium gramineum
Common Name: Eastern Featherbells Family: Melianthaceae (The Honeybush Family)

Stenanthium gramineum or eastern featherbells is uncommon in the wild and in cultivation but easy to grow. It forms basal mounds of folded, grass or sedge-like leaves yet it is in the Melianthus family, a fact that is revealed when the 3-5 foot tall branching inflorescence rises in late summer covered in small, star-like, white, fragrant flowers creating a feathery effect. Blooms last for 6 weeks or longer. Grow in slightly acidic, well-drained soil with lots of organic matter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height4-6' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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