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Melianthus major

Pot Size: 7.5 litre
Price: £18.00
A most dramatic and handsome foliage plant, originating from South Africa, that we have grown in a raised bed at Crûg for many years. Where it thrives in a sunny fairly sheltered position, in a sharply drained soil, only occasionally getting knocked back by severe cold. Forming hollow flexuous stems up to 2 m long, bearing large deeply serrated pinnate silvery grey foliage to 45 cm long, sometimes edged in red when stressed. Some years bearing terminal spikes of tawny-crimson flowers much loved by insects, which pollinate them with gusto. Protect the roots from severe frost.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Melanthiaceae) Melianthus major
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Brown, Green Summer, late summer large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Sun Semi evergreen bold South Africa
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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