Friday, June 4, 2010

Melianthus major (Honey bush) blooms

Is it too much to ask that my Melianthus blooms in 2010, like this one at McMenamins?
Who am I kidding; I just hope mine lives thru winter.


  1. I know what you mean - I keep checking the spot were mine was planted for any signs of life , nothing as yet .

  2. Ah, the HoneyBush. I just saw my first one in person. When you crush the leaves up in your smells like honey, right? Matti

  3. I guess if I had thought about, I would have guessed that Melianthus bloomed. I have only noticed it as foliage plant.

  4. A nice big heated greenhouse is the first line of defense. No wait... win the wait, PLAY the lottery.

    Nice photos of a great looking plant.

  5. far out flora, I haven;t heard of it smelling like honey, but that would make sense with the common name. My plant smells like peanut butter!

    linda, I am afraid I will be doing the same thing next year. Unless...we finally have that really mild winter we deserve!

    Les, me too! Until now...

    Grace, yes to all of the above.

  6. AnonymousJuly 03, 2011

    I read that it's the flower that puts out a honey scent. Did yours ever bloom?

  7. Anon, no...frost came before I even even saw a hint of a bloom forming.

  8. Are you all mad...........I am in an extreme frost area and have no problems. Its been in for 3 years and has bloomed each and every year. My main problem is wind which bends the branches down. Easy just chop it back to keep tidy. It is not called honey bush because of smell, it is the sticky substance that is released of which the birds love, but is toxic to humans (all parts of plant).


Thank you for taking the time to comment. Comment moderation is on (because you know: spam), I will approve and post your comment as soon as possible!