Melianthus


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Melianthus

South African plant genus in the family Melianthaceae; the root is more toxic than the leaves and causes salivation, vomiting, colic, diarrhea and dysentery. The toxin is a cardiac glycoside. Honey produced from the shrub's nectar is toxic. Includes Melianthus major (tall Cape honey flower), M. comosus (Cape honey flower).
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Borderline hardy plants, such as Melianthus and some Agapanthus, that you're leaving in the ground should have a heavy layer of compost around their base to protect them from frost.
Borderline hardy plants, such as Melianthus and some JOBS FOR THE WEEK Agapanthus, that you're leaving in the ground should have a heavy layer of compost around their base to protect them from frost.
BORDERLINE hardy plants, such as Melianthus and some Agapanthus, left in the ground should have a heavy layer of compost around the base as a protection from frost.
Q I HAVE bought an exotic melianthus major from a garden show.
Why not give her some unique flowers such as tulips, carnation, lilacs, forget-me-nots, melianthus, myrtle, violets, honeysuckles or chrysanthemums.
pubescens is the only member of the genus that has been observed feeding on the sap of Melianthus spp.
Four-winged fruits are characteristic of Pedaliaceae, Melianthus, Oenothera, Petersianthus, Hymenopyramis, several apiaceous genera, and some Combretaceae.
HONEY BUSH THE grey-green leaves of the honey bush, or melianthus - which look as though they've been trimmed with pinking shears - will make a dramatic statement in a pot or border.
There are also nature trails for children to track down the weird and wonderful plants in the grounds from the Melianthus Major - otherwise known as the vomit plant because of its sickly smell - to Senecio from New Zealand.
Borderline hardy plants such as Melianthus and some agapanthus that you are leaving in the ground should have a heavy layer of compost around their base to help to protect them from frost.
Tasked with creating a small garden that feels like the tropics, landscape architect David Godshall of Terremoto Landscape Architecture selected a triangle palm (Dypsis decaryi) as a centerpiece, then surrounded it with other plants whose leaves are frondlike: gray Euphorbia lambii, Leucadendron, bluegreen Melianthus ma/or, and feathery Woodward/a ferns.