Melianthus major – Giant Honey flower – Kruidjie-roer-my-nie

Melianthus major or ‘Kruidjie-roer-my-nie’ is a dramatic, tropical looking, accent shrub native to South Africa. Best known for its unusual blue-green foliage with distinctive ruffle edged leaves, the Melianthus major produces a distinctive smell when handled, leading to its Afrikaans name.  The shrub easily reaches a height of up to 2 m within growing season [...]