Antonow's Blue Honey Bush
Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||mel-ee-AN-thus MAY-jor|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 8 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Poolside, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11