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Melianthus Major

Melianthus Major


50cm - 60 cm Height /  19cm Pot

SKU: mel002
    • Melianthus major, also known as giant honey flower or giant honey plant, is a striking architectural plant that is perfect for adding interest and texture to any outdoor garden in the UK. This evergreen perennial has large, deeply lobed, blue-green leaves that are up to 2 feet long, creating a bold and dramatic appearance.

    • 50-60cm Height.
    • 19cm pot. 
    • Melianthus Major is a hardy evergreen shrub that grows well in the UK. Here are some care instructions for growing Melianthus Major outdoors in the UK:

    • Planting: Choose a sunny or partially shaded location with well-draining soil. Melianthus Major prefers a neutral to slightly acidic soil pH. Plant in spring or autumn, when the soil is moist and the temperatures are mild.

    • Watering: Water the plant regularly during the first growing season to help establish a strong root system. After that, water only during prolonged dry spells. Melianthus Major is drought tolerant once established.

    • Fertilizing: Fertilize Melianthus Major once a year in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive growth and weaken the plant.

    • Pruning: Prune Melianthus Major in late winter or early spring to remove any damaged or dead wood. You can also cut back the plant by one-third to one-half to control its size and shape.

    • Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

    • Winter Protection: Melianthus Major is generally hardy in the UK, but may require some winter protection in particularly cold or exposed locations. Cover the plant with horticultural fleece or straw during cold snaps.

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