Big, bold, blue and architectural pretty much sums up the fantastic posture of this quick growing South African native.
AVAILABLE MID-SUMMER 2021
Big, bold, blue and architectural pretty much sums up the fantastic posture of this Melianthus selection named after Seattle plantsman Steve Antonow. Deeply divided in an exotic feather-like fashion, the glaucous, nearly iridescent, blue leaflets are prominently toothed, while gracefully curving downward. Erect and thick, gray-green stems infused with rosy-purple hues host the highly textured foliage that can grow up to 18 in. long, making an enduring addition to arrangements. Elevated above the tropical-style foundation, intriguing 1 ft. long terminal spikes showcase deep brick-red bracts with green stamens, later followed by ornamental papery seed pods. Evergreen in warmer climates and choice for a container in colder areas, the Honey Bush grows into a spreading subshrub, sculpting a dramatic, quick growing specimen if given room to move, average moisture, well-drained soil and a heavy winter mulch.
Size: 6' 0" high x 6' 0" wide.