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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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jeatacake

#foliagefriday 6/3/2020

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kez001uk

Those are some lovely leaves 😛 very feathery & fern-like 🌿

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jeatacake

Thanks Kerry. I'm hoping that having survived winter so well & having got well established now that it might actually flower this year! 🙄 @kez001uk

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DeborahBanks

Ooh it says good for coastal too, I'm adding into my wish list.

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jeatacake

I grew this from seed after being enthralled by photos of them. It's about 5 years old now & I'm hoping it may at long last flower this summer 🙏 @DeborahBanks

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DeborahBanks

The foliage is lovely even by itself Jeff

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kez001uk

@jeatacake the flowers look amazing! I’m hoping for you too 🤞🏻

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cyndi

The foliage is beautiful

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jeatacake

@DeborahBanks & @cyndi Thank you very much. The leaves also have an odd but not unpleasant aroma, a little like peas. I wonder what the flowers will smell like......if the darn thing ever flowers! 😀

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jeatacake

Cheers Kerry. It's in the best spot in the garden. South facing & full sun for most of the day, so it has no excuse, lol! @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it better earn its keep being in prime real estate!!! 🤑🤣

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jeatacake

Definitely! It'll be packing its bags otherwise! 😂 @kez001uk

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