Melianthus major has large grey leaves and huge bronze flowers that make this a striking shrub. On a sunny day the sunbirds feast on the nectar dripping from the flowers, but any one touching those attractive leaves is in for a surprise.
Melianthus major is grown worldwide for its attractive foliage. Although a winter grower, it is evergreen.It prefers a warm, sunny position with good drainage. Melianthus grows fast and will make a show within a few months. It is particularly attractive in spring when in flower and sporting its new lush leaf growth.
It prefers a sandy soil and full sun.