Thursday, March 13, 2008

Melianthus major aka Honey Bush

I snapped these pictures in a tiny front yard I spied on my way to work Monday. I like this plant, bt do not own any at this time. Not sure if I will either. Its very tropical looking even though it is hardy into the 20s. The leaves stink but the flowers almost drip with nectar for the hummers. For that reason it MAY find its way into my yard at some point. It grows rapidly upward to 6-8 feet and slowly forms a clump. For the best appearance it should be cut back harshly every year or two.

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