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Melianthus sp, Honey Flower 

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Melianthus major

Melianthus sp

Honey Flower
Family: Melianthaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Species and varieties:

Melianthus comosus

Melianthus major - large leaved tropical looking plant, with its large grey leaves and huge bronze flowers. It prefers a warm, sunny position with good drainage.

Melianthus villosus - another relative of Melianthus major which has proved to be almost hardy in this country.


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