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Commonly known as Honey bush
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.Loam based compost for glasshouse cultivation - full light.
Full sunProvide shelter from cold winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowShrub with attractive leaves. Suitable for a mild coastal garden.Pests & DiseasesRed spider if in greenhousePlace of originSouthern Africa.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Buy Varieties of MELIANTHUS
handsome architectural evergreen for the herbaceous border in milder climates. Bluish green pinnate leaves and crimson tubular flowers