Melianthus villosus

Also known as:

  • Honeybush

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

8a-11

Size

H:4'
W:2'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun

Features

Flower Color:

burgundy

Foliage Color:

green, blue

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Fruit:

green

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

deciduous, semi-evergreen

Want it?

We love this one too!

We'll email you if we can locate your plant in stock and available to ship to your area.

We have your location as: PORTLAND, OR Not right?

Update your location:
+ -

NOTIFY ME WHEN THIS IS AVAILABLE ON PLANT LUST

We have some great partners who have grown this plant!

We have your location as: PORTLAND, OR Not right?

Show nurseries near:
Dancing Oaks Nursery

Contact

Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

Contact

Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Contact

Richmond, California

888-266-4370

Info

Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Dancing Oaks Nursery

Contact

Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Far Reaches Farm

Contact

Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Contact

Richmond, California

888-266-4370

Info

Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

No wholesale nurseries offer this plant right now.
We can notify you when it's available.

No gardens or educators offer this plant right now.
We can notify you when it's available.

FIND IT TODAY AT ONE OF 3 PARTNER LOCATIONS

Photo by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

Contact

Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

www.dancingoaks.com

Websites

www.dancingoaks.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery

Original Photo

www.dancingoaks.com
Info
Melianthus villosus 1

Photo of:

Melianthus villosus

Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Contact

Richmond, California

888-266-4370

www.anniesannuals.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery
Info

Everyone loves Melianthus major until -oops - it gets, like, 12’ tall x 10’ feet wide! Melianthus villosus has a much more realistic size for the average garden, quickly growing to 3’ - 5’ tall x 3’ wide. M. villosus is hardier, too, returning from the roots when it drops down to 10 - 15 °F The large, serrated, tropical-looking, blue-green leaves are invaluable for providing beautiful, evergreen foliage in the garden & smell of hazelnuts, too. The maroon flowers with chocolate bracts are rather so-so but the bright, apple-green, inflated seed pods that follow are totally fun & make fab material for flower arrangers. A striking container subject too! EASY, TOUGH & ADAPTABLE. Well-drained soil is best.

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

Contact

Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

www.farreachesfarm.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery
Info

Hardier than Melianthus major and more suited to your average garden size , this is completely cool. Green to blue green foliage on 3'-5' stems with quietly exotic black purple-maroon flowers and wild light green seed pots. Foliage smells of Hazelnuts. Good drainage.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

Contact

Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

www.dancingoaks.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery
Info

More subtle than 'Antonow's Blue' but having a beauty of its own with deeply veined green leaves and curious looking green flowers. 2' wide by 4' tall.

Photo by: Loree Bohl

Original Photo

dangergarden.blogspot.com
Info
Melianthus villosus 5

Photo of:

Melianthus villosus

Photo by: Loree Bohl

Original Photo

dangergarden.blogspot.com
Info
Melianthus villosus 6

Photo of:

Melianthus villosus

More Types of Melianthus

See All Varieties

Sort By
Nurseries Nearest: