Honey flower

Exotic and impressive!
Common name : Honey flower
Scientific name : Melianthus spp.
Family : Boraginaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Melianthus - the honey flower - is a genus of flowering plants native to South Africa, of which some species are popular garden subjects. They are evergreen shrubs, with large pinnate leaves with prominent stipules, and erect racemes of nectar-rich flowers.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 200 - 500
pH 6 - 8

Plant my honey flower

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my honey flower

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my honey flower

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my honey flower

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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