Antonow's Blue Honey Bush

Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'

Item 5129


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

From the Dan Hinkley Collection®, this selected form of Giant Honey Bush has powdery blue, highly textural foliage. In late spring, spikes of deep burgundy, nectar rich flowers attract numerous bird species to the garden. This represents one of the hardiest clones of this species. Evergreen in warmer climates.

Close Up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Bloom :: Credit: Daniel J. Hinkley Full Shot :: Credit: Monrovia
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 8 ft. tall.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Bloom Time: Late spring
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Tropical

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prefers well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Remove old stems and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth in spring. Plant the crown three inches below grade to increase general hardiness in colder climates. Prune hard after flowering to rejuvenate from the base.

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