Melianthus major, honey bush


Melianthus major
honey bush

Chosen by Mary Patterson

I have used this as the centerpiece of many a perennial flower bed. The beautiful grey/blue foliage is the perfect foil for bright colors, and the pleated leaves add texture year-round.

Melianthus major

photo copyright Ellen Zagory


Melianthus major

This handmade sign, drawn by Arboretum Teaching Nursery Manager Lisa Fowler, showcases one of our 75 favorite plants, and can be seen at the Arboretum Plant Sales.

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