Quite the dramatic and tropical looking accent plant, “Honey Bush” is prized for its large and luxuriant, serrated, blue-grey leaves. The 1’ tall, upright, maroon flower spikes are fascinating and appear in late Winter and early Spring. A quick grower, this South African native can shoot up to 10’ tall in rich soil and can get rather unruly in the garden. If your soil is poor, it will stay at about 5’ - 6’ tall or you can cut the stems back in early Spring before new growth begins. Melianthus major is evergreen and hardy down to 23 degrees F. The foliage is scented of hazelnut and is long lasting in arrangements.