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Honey Bush Purple Haze in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'

 

Honey Bush 'Purple Haze'

Melianthus major is a medium-sized evergreen sub-shrub with handsome glaucous, pinnate leaves to 45cm in length. Small, tubular purple flowers in erect racemes to 30cm in length in spring and summer. The flowers are honey scented. Grows well in mild coastal gardens but can be frozen back in nasty winters. It's pretty cool.

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plant Features
  • Honey Bush Purple Haze likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Honey Bush Purple Haze likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Honey Bush Purple Haze is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Honey Bush Purple Haze likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Honey Bush 'Purple Haze'

Latin name

Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Melianthaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Honey Bush Purple Haze likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Honey Bush Purple Haze is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Honey Bush Purple Haze likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Honey Bush Purple Haze likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Honey Bush Purple Haze is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'

Melianthus major is a medium-sized evergreen sub-shrub with handsome glaucous, pinnate leaves to 45cm in length. Small, tubular purple flowers in erect racemes to 30cm in length in spring and summer. The flowers are honey scented. Grows well in mild coastal gardens but can be frozen back in nasty winters. It's pretty cool.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Red/brown flowers are honey scented and tubular.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out container grown plants into a sunny or partial shady site. Water well after planting.

 

Division in spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Divide established plants in spring and replant or discard.

 
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